Mary KEEGAN lived with her husband and children (she had 12) on a coal hulk in Wellington Harbour. During the 1918 influenza epidemic several of the children became sick as did Mary – she died, they survived. Cecilia MCPARTLAND worked as a charwoman at the Public Trust to help provide for her large family – she died at work from flu. Dan HASSELBERG was a police constable. He too died of flu. They are amongst the many who were buried in Karori Cemetery in Nov/Dec 1918. Read more at

Coal Hulk