Medlands Beach = Photo supplied by Brian Burrill. Year and photographer unknown.
Photo supplied by Brian Overton. Thanks Brian.

An accident caused by an exploding cartridge in a fireplace- Medlands 1906

An accident occurred at Tryphena, Great Barrier, on December 22.' A loaded cartridge was accidentally thrown into the fire amongst the rubbish cleaned out from a cupboard at the residence of ..Mr Medland. A little later on Mr Medland came to the fireplace, and stirred the fire, when suddenly the cartridge exploded, blowing the fire in all, directions, the bullet entering Mr Medland's arm. Fortunately it passed through the muscle without touching the bone.

Poverty Bay Herald , 2 January 1906, Page 2