Cogden Farm


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Remoteness and poor communications meant serious problems for many farmers in crises such as house fires. These three photos show just how disastrous it was for Cogden Farm in 1914.
An attractive thatched Georgian farmhouse
with verandah, before the fire.
Before the fire
17th June 1914, the terrible day of the fire at Cogden Farm.
The contents were saved and and are piled on the lawn,
but the water pressure was nil.
17 June 1914 - day of the fire
Cogden farm after the fire in 1914 - so, fire
devours the lot. The house stands rebuilt today.
Farm after the fire

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