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The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time — 4 Comments

  1. What a sad tale Robyn, how unlucky were they, as you said, “to be in the wrong place at the wrong time”. I hope the young orphans were well looked after.

  2. Thanks for your really interesting but so tragically sad story, Robyn. It seems so incredible that a chance decision led to such a terrible happening.

  3. Most interesting story, I love Trove and of course the NZ Paperspast for giving up such wonderful details at times. Very sad for those young children to loose both parents at the same time and in the most unusual way. And like you said in the wrong place at the wrong time, I wonder what their life would have been like if they had done their normal routine of going into town. Thanks for a great read.

  4. Thank you for all your comments. Yes it’s a very sad tale. I’ve recently been in contact with another Heldt descendant who tells me that young Arthur and Freda were cared for by their aunt, Maud Ford, after this dreadful tragedy.

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