Topic: Guide Joseph Warbrick

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Guide Joseph Warbrick and three tourists were killed instantly when the Waimangu geyser erupted unexpectedly.

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Son of Abraham Warbrick and Ngakarauna Paerau. Born 1 January 1862 Died 30 August 1903., One of five children, 2 of his brothers also played Rugby for New Zealand.  Renowned All Black Captain 1888/89, youngest first-class player in rugby history at age 15. Educated at St Stephen's Native School in Parnell. Married Harriet Burt and had one daughter, Whakatane County Councillor.  He died while trying to rescue two women after the eruption of Waimangu.

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