Historical information

Shand Mason steam pumper was purchased by the brigade in 1881 and was the first of its kind in Victoria. Picture shows side view of original station and corrugated iron fence

Physical description

B&W photograph of Shand Mason steam pumper taken beside Ballarat Fire Station in Barkly street. Pumper is being drawn by 2 dark coloured horses. Pumper has 3 firemen and a driver on board. 3 children are standing against the fence in the rear of the picture. Photo is mounted on an brown coloured card with dcorative scrolls.