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- A Place & Date Depicted Williamstown, Australia
Digital Photograph - Postcard, Fire Fighter with Hose, Williamstown Fire Brigade, 1930 Reg. No: MM 111064
- Description Of Content:
- Man in uniform, holding a fire hose. The length of the hose is stored in a wooden box behind him.
This photographic postcard shows George Hogarty of the Williamstown Fire Brigade, 1930. According to his granddaughter, George Hogarty was a member of the Williamstown Fire Brigade in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Later he worked at the Eastern Hill Fire Station. He arrived in Australia from Dublin in January 1923. He had been a court recorder at Dublin Castle as a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. There was a Civil War going on between 1922 and 1923, and George 'had to leave in a hurry.' He worked as a fireman in various capacities until he died in 1944.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Ms Elizabeth Kelly, 2006
- Contributed by Ms Elizabeth Kelly
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Fire Services|
|Tertiary Classification:||fire fighters|
|Inscriptions:||With best love to all George Dad in Fire brigade uniform Williamstown 1930|
|People Depicted:||Hogarty, George|
|Organisations Depicted:||Williamstown Fire Brigade|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Sepia; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 1930
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate.