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Firemarks

Firemarks

Firemarks are small metal plates that were attached to the outside of houses in 19th-century New Zealand to identify which company had insured the building.

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Insurance Council of New Zealand

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Alan Henderson, 'Insurance - Early fire and general insurance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/24133/firemarks (accessed 2 October 2020)

Story by Alan Henderson, published 11 Mar 2010