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Inscriptions on reverse read: “Whytes Hotel, Foxton, New Zealand. Burnt to the ground on the night of 31 Aug. 1918. Fire broke out in storeroom and soon spread to rest of building. Was built in 1876. Fire caused by rats. Temporary premises at rear of building. It also spread to large brick building and done damage to the amount of £12,000. Bob Heath”

and “Collection of Mr L Heath Levin”

Whytes Hotel Foxton fire 31.8.1918. The hotel was burnt to the ground after fire broke out in a storeroom and soon spread. The hotel was built in 1876. It is claimed that fire was caused by rats.

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