Deniliquin Building Fires Throughout Time

August 2017

The cry of ‘Fire!’ was heard many times in Deniliquin particularly in the 19th Century as businesses went up in flames, the majority were accidents but there were some that were arson with fatal consequences

Royal Hotel – 1858
Royal Hotel – 1859
Royal Hotel – 1861
Wanderer Inn – 1867
Gibson Brothers – 1876 (fence)
Beehive Store – 1876
Smith’s Drapery Store – 1876 (End Street)
Town Hall – 1878
M’Culloch and Co – 1878
Jefferson’s Chemist Shop – 1878
Napier Street Fire – 1880 (four shops destroyed)
John Smith’s Store – 1880
School of Arts – 1882
Globe Hotel – 1883 (other shops destroyed too)
Police Barracks – 1883
Commercial Hotel – 1884
National Hotel – 1884
Mr Rae’s Drapery – 1886
Pyke’s Hotel – 1887
Exchange Hotel – 1888
Mr Rae’s Drapery & Dublin Hotel – 1892
‘Fire in old Hotel in George Street’ (St George Hotel???) – 1893
Galbraith’s Union Hotel – 1894
Cressy Street Fire – 1895 (Hardware Store)
Napier & George Street Fire – 1895 (Five Shops destroyed, Moltme’s Corner)
Black Swan Hotel – 1896 (five shops destroyed too, firefighters on strike)
Cressy Street Fire – 1898 (Arson of Hairdresser/Tobacconist shop )
Napier Street Fire – 1899 (Hairdressers, Wine Sellers and Chemist)
D&M Railway Carriage & Engine Sheds – 1900
Sandhurst Hotel – 1901
Mort and Watson’s Drapery and Grocery (Cressy St) – 1902
Drapery on Napier Street – 1902
Globe Hotel – 1903 (fire prevented from spreading from curtains)
Men’s Quarters of Freezing Works – 1911
Pumping House of Water Works – 1912
Freezing Works – 1914 (2000 tons of firewood & 100 yards of shed)
Cressy Street Fire (Seymour’s)- 1915
Railway Station – 1924
Blacksmith’s Shop – 1932
2QN – 1939
The Independent – 1946
CWA Rest Room and Baby Health Centre – 1948
St Michael’s Covenant of Mercy and Catholic School – 1951
Permewans – 1980
Deniboota –
Beaurepaires?
Target – 2016
Green Pepper Pizza – 2016

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