Sorry folks! National Library websites (including, Papers Past, Digital NZ, He Tohu, and others) will be unavailable from Tuesday 16 January 9pm – Wednesday 17 January 3.30am. This is a planned outage for scheduled maintenance. ×
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


I BURNED TO THE GROUND. LOSS £6000 ABOVE INSURANCE. HOUSE TO BE REBUILT. [BX TELEGRAPH — PRESS ASSOCIATION.] WANGANUI, This Day. Pipiriki House, the well-known tourist, hostelry, owned by Hatrick and Co., at Pipiriki, wae burned to the ground last night. Only scanty particulars are available so far. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen, and it had a good hold before it was disco-\ered. The building was of wood, and was soon a mass of flames. Fortunately it was an "off" tourist night, and very few people were in the house. There will be no inconvenience to tourists, as arrangements have' been made for passengers to Tauinarunui staying on tho houseboat. Pipiriki House contained about 100 rooms, and was a comparatively now building. It will at once be rebuilt. The insurances were: — £4700 on tho building, and £1300 on tho contents, £700 of which was in the Law Union, and the balance in the Royal Exchange, who -were reinsured with the South British, 'Victoria, Sun, New Zealand, United, and Ocean. Tho loss is estimated to be £6000 above insurance. Pipiriki House was a handsome struc-•-turo erected by Hatrick and Co., owners I* of rthe Wanganui river steamers, only a few years ago. It was built of vt'ood |',and had accommodation for three hundred guests. It was fitted with the electric light. The diningroom seated one hundred and twenty. From the upper promenade balcony, which was 130 ft long, and overlooked ihe river, a fine view_ of tho Burrouuding country waE obtained.

Tho annual mooting of tho Thornton 1 Hocioy Oitfb will bo bold this evening.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

PIPIRIKI HOUSE DESTROYED., Evening Post, Volume LXXVII, Issue 59, 11 March 1909

Word Count

PIPIRIKI HOUSE DESTROYED. Evening Post, Volume LXXVII, Issue 59, 11 March 1909

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.