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Photograph - 'Tommy'

From the Collection of Ballarat Fire Brigade Corner Barkly & East Streets Ballarat East Victoria

Description
B&W photograph of Ballarat Fire Brigades horse 'Tommy' harnessed to a hose carriage. Photgraph was taken at the front of the current station. Photograph is mounted on a beige coloured card
Size
264mm W x 200mm H
Object Registration
027
Keywords
ballarat fire brigade, tommy, hose carriage
Historical information
Photograph shows Tommy standing outside a very new brick engine house. This would date the photograph as being 1916 or later. As the brigade received it first motorised appliance in 1917 and second appliance in 1918 the brigade would not have kept horses after this date.
When Made
C.1916
Made By
G.Maas (Maker)
Significance
Shows the original facade of the current station with the pillar and wooden doors intact (now removed)
Inscriptions & Markings
Nil
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM