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Mines rescue team

Mines rescue team

Wearing cumbersome equipment, members of the Waikato District mines rescue team pose beside their van in 1942. After the Glen Afton mine disaster of 1939, when 11 men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning, a rescue station was established at Rotowaro.

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Waikato Coalfields Museum
Reference: 2004.81.1

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Huntly', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27279/mines-rescue-team (accessed 25 March 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015