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Digital Photograph - Postcard, Fire Fighter with Hose, Williamstown Fire Brigade, 1930 Image 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
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Ms Elizabeth Kelly
Discipline: History

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: GOVERNANCE
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.
Photographer: Unknown

Professional photographer.

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