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MAORIS KILLED BY MINE.

AUCKLAND 1, April 22. On Monday 'morning three Maoris, named Edward Whare, and two brothers named Puhura, left Pukewera, a bluff between Port Waikato and Raglan, to attend the sports meeting at Karaka. They reached the mouth of the Waikouria preek, and coincident, 1 with their arrival', a farmer named Michael R.yan, living in the vicinity, heard a terrific explosion. Rushing out to investigate, Ryan'saw a huge col-j nmn of smoke rising from the direction of the sea front. Here he found | fragments of the three men and their j three horses and harness scattered in all dirctions . Subsequently the police recovered the remains. They also found pieces of steel and other metal, which; appared to be. part of a mine, which in* > exploding made a huge-hole in the beach. [Deceased were identified from their clothing by other' Maoris. It is presumed that the heavy weather re- j cently experienced swept a mine < ashore, and that the .Natives were attempting to recover it when it exploded.

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MAORIS KILLED BY MINE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9592, 23 April 1919

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MAORIS KILLED BY MINE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9592, 23 April 1919

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