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Digital Photograph - Staff Photograph of Williamstown Fire Brigade, 1928 Image Reg. No: MM 111067

Description Of Content:
Staff Photograph of Williamstown Fire Brigade. Eight men in uniform, four sitting and four standing, with the brick wall of the Fire Brigade headquarters behind them.

This is a group photograph of Williamstown Fire Brigade, 1928. 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
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: (reverse handwritten) Williamstown Fire Station 1920's (1928) 29355 Back row: Bill Allen, Gordon Shaw, Fred Shaw, George Hogarty Front row: Jim Giesler, J J Shaw, S J Payne, Jim Burke 1928. Darge Phone F4497 360 William St Melb
People Depicted: Allen, Bill; Shaw, Gordon; Shaw, Fred; Hogarty, George; Giesler, Jim; Shaw, J J; Payne, S J; Burke, Jim
Organisations Depicted: Williamstown Fire Brigade
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 1928

Place Depicted Notes: Williamstown Fire Station.
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate.
Photographer: Darge

Professional photographer.

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