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Damage after a fire on Marion Island, 1966

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dc.coverage.spatial Marion Island en_ZA 2015-12-06T20:13:04Z 2015-12-06T20:13:04Z 1966 en_ZA 1966
dc.description.abstract On the night of 26 June 1966, a fire broke out at the base on Marion Island. No lives were lost. These images, from photographs by the Department of Public Works, show Marion House soon after the fire destroyed the accomodation building and all communication with South Africa was lost. The cause of the fire was believed to be a faulty heater. The men resided in another part of the base while waiting for assistance. A radio was dropped a few days later by plane and contact with South Africa re-established. Supplies were subsequently sent down and the base rebuilt. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_ZA
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dc.format Image en_ZA
dc.language en_ZA en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright en_ZA
dc.subject Accommodation en_ZA
dc.subject Base en_ZA
dc.subject Damage en_ZA
dc.subject Marion Island en_ZA
dc.title Damage after a fire on Marion Island, 1966 en_ZA
dc.type Images
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    Photo Gallery of Images taken on and around Marion Island

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