Burning car on Centaurus Road: Picturing Canterbury

Burning car on Centaurus Road. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-05047A.

A car on fire in Centaurus Road. The car was being towed when it lost a rear wheel and the petrol tank dragged along the road causing it to catch fire. 25 April 1970.

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