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Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade Wangaratta, Victoria

Fire station

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26 Handley Street Wangaratta Victoria 3677 (map)
phone
+61 03 5721 2486

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By appointment only.

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Free entry.

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26 Handley Street Wangaratta Victoria

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Framed Photo

Inset colour photo of Standing Jack Prendergast in uniform with printed writing both above and below the photo

Historical information

JACK PREDERGAST HONORARY LIFE MEMBER 18.3.90 47 YEARS

Inscriptions & Markings

above photo WANGARATTA FIRE BRIGADE JACK PREDERGAST below photo HONORARY LIFE MEMBER 18.3.90 47 YEARS

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

FRAMED PHOTO

INSET COLOUR PHOTO OF A STANDING JACK PREDERGAST AND TOM SANDERSON with printed writing both above and below the photo

Inscriptions & Markings

above photo WANGARATTA FIRE BRIGADE AFTER 30 YEARS SERVICE 1973 below photo JACK PREDERGAST, TOM SANDERSON

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed photo

Key words

michael smith, peter graham, eric lawn, neil jensen, tom philp, peter hargreaves, wally thorne
running team
1980

Historical information

WANGARATTA URBAN FIRE BRIGADE 2ND PLACE STATE DEMO-BAIRNSDALE 1980 C CLASS SIX MAN HOSE AND REEL BACK ROW: Michael Smith, Peter Graham (coach), Eric lawn, Neil Jensen FRONT ROW: Tom Philp, Peter Hargreaves, Wally Thorne

Inscriptions & Markings

WANGARATTA URBAN FIRE BRIGADE 2ND PLACE STATE DEMO-BAIRNSDALE 1980 C CLASS SIX MAN HOSE AND REEL BACK ROW: Michael Smith, Peter Graham (coach), Eric lawn, Neil Jensen FRONT ROW: Tom Philp, Peter Hargreaves, Wally Thorne

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed photo

Key words

j. commonsoli, ,j. kerr, j. hemphill, n. george, j. murtagh, a. clarke, p. graham, j. briese
running team
1969

Historical information

STATE DEMONSTRATION - MIDURA 1969 EIGHT MAN HOSE AND LADDER TIME 21:66 3RD PLACE BACK ROW: J. Commonsoli, ,J. Kerr, J. Hemphill, N. George, J. Murtagh FRONT ROW: A. Clarke (coach), P. Graham, J. Briese

Inscriptions & Markings

STATE DEMONSTRATION - MIDURA 1969 EIGHT MAN HOSE AND LADDER TIME 21:66 3RD PLACE BACK ROW: J. Commonsoli, ,J. Kerr, J. Hemphill, N. George, J. Murtagh FRONT ROW: A. Clarke (coach), P. Graham, J. Briese

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

frame picture

Key words

1978
dodge

simple brown frame with a certificate

Historical information

Certificate that the Wang urban fire brigade 'dodge' made it to the top of Mt Buffalo in 1978

Inscriptions & Markings

This is to certify that the 'W. F. B 1938 Dodge' made it to the top of Mt Buffalo during the Bushranger rally 1979. signed by D.S Saunders Director of National Parks (top right quarter) (illustration of winding road over the other 3/4)

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

frame picture

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code of conduct

framed picture of the CFA Volunteer code of conduct

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Jean Brown

Historical information

Jean Brown (Nee Vincent) joined because her husband -Les Brown(dec)- was a volunteer. They had 4 children - Stephen, Christine(Myrtle), Peter, Mark, (Stephen, Peter, Mark were juniors & seniors). Jean joined the ladies auxiliary in 1955 - 1/06/1975 and 1985 - current. Has been a member for over 20years and is a life member. As an auxiliary member was involved in Street stalls, presentation nights, social nights, RCH appeals. ... Was also a member of the west end mothers club and helped at the technical school. 2. Peter Brown - was in juniors 1971 - 1976, (in 1972 at Chelsea the team of R. Clarke, P.Brown, R.Wood and G.Canny won 4man) was in seniors 1984 - 1991 .3 Stephen Brown - juniors 1966, Seniors 1972-1985, 1987-1991 (approx. dates) .4 Mark Brown - Juniors 1981-1986, Seniors 1987-1992 competed in 3 state demonstrations whilst in seniors

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

ladies auxillary 1968-1969

Key words

1968
1969
ladies auxilary
auxilary

b x w photograph of auxilary members

Historical information

photograph of Wangaratta fire brigade ladies, taken at Ely st fire station meeting room in front of window. TOP: Verna Wolfel, Pat Prendergast, Elaine Feaver, Dianne Coad, Dorothy Wise, Val Clarke. BOT: Bonnie Orchard, Marj Shultz, Joan Rosser, Dorrie Wise, Margaret Howard (not a member of auxilary).

Inscriptions & Markings

L to R Wang fire brigade ladies TOP: Verna Wolfel, Pat Prendergast, Elaine Feaver, Dianne Coad, Dorothy Wise, Val Clarke. BOT: Bonnie Orchard, Marj Shultz, Joan Rosser, Dorrie Wise, Margaret Howard.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Ladies auxillary black and white photograph

Key words

ladies auxillary
auxillary
ely street
karen bell
jan baytala
tracey collier
aileen sanders
dorothy wise
gayle humphries
lorraine grenfell
dianne mills
tess haynes
elaine graham
pat prendegast
sue read
joan rosser
beryl nolan
jean brown.

black and white group photograph of ladies auxillary

Historical information

photograph of ladies auxiliary taken in front of concertina doors in meeting room of Ely St fire station. BACK L - R Karen Bell, Jan Baytala, Tracey Collier, Aileen Sanders, Dorothy Wise, Gayle Humphries, Lorraine Grenfell, Dianne Mills. FRONT L-R Tess Haynes, Elaine Graham, Pat Prendegast, Sue Read, Joan Rosser, Beryl Nolan, Jean Brown.

Inscriptions & Markings

No.5 - centre

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Lorraine Grenfell

Historical information

Lorraine (Frances) Grenfell (current brigade member) Joined June 1969 - married to Joe Grenfell who was a permanent officer until retiring and becoming a volunteer Joined the Bendigo auxiliary in 1969 because her husband was a Permanent staff member and had 3 children: Paul, Michelle and Jacinta. Moved to Wangaratta in 1977 when her husband was transferred here. Was Secretary of the 'ladies auxiliary' (later called the classed as the brigade auxiliary) form 1994 - 1995.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

old photos - photographs

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photgraph

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alex carmody

black and white photograph

Historical information

photograph of Alex Carmody at the Chisholm St Primary School doing a fire and extinguisher demonstration.

Inscriptions & Markings

Alex Carmody Chistholm St Primary School

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

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photograph
councillor
1960

Black and white photogragh of a man holding a yellow (BCF) fire extinguisher.

Historical information

The man in the photo was as local identity as he was both a Wangaratta councillor and a farmer. The photo was taken at the Wangaratta Fire station in Ely Street in the 1960 - 70's. It appears that the man is either presenting or demonstrating the fire extinguisher.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

Historical information

7 members standing on top of the mobile communications van (MCV) L - R - ????, Heinz Baytala, Mario Tomaino, Stuart Gobey, ????, Cyril Davidson

Inscriptions & Markings

No 2 (Appliance) written in pen in the centre of the back

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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joan rosser
allan mills
1970

4 x colour photographs of members and families having a picnic in what looks like Merriwa Park (the park below and behind the Ely St Station)

Historical information

colour photograph of members and families having a picnic .3 Joan Rosser in centre (white skirt, blue top)

Inscriptions & Markings

No.7 in a circle - centre(.1) (social committee) in a circle - below the above(.2) .4 Allan Mills cooking the bbq

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

Key words

jack prendergast
max reeves
tom sanderson

Black and white Photograph

Historical information

black and white photo of those who recieved the 'queen long service and good conduct medal'. Left: fireman Jack Prendergast Centre: station officer Max Reeves Right: fireman Tom Sanderson

Inscriptions & Markings

queen long service and good conduct medal Left: fireman Jack Prendergast Centre: station officer Max Reeves Right: fireman Tom Sanderson LE DAWN STUDIOS the proffesional photographers, Wangaratta and Myrtleford (stamp)' 20cm wide - bottom centre red 'A' in a circle above a scibbled out 13 - bottom right

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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max reeves

black and white photograph of Max Reeves

Historical information

black and white photograph of station officer Max Reeves

Inscriptions & Markings

stationofficer Max Reeves LE DAWN STUDIOS the proffesional photographers, Wangaratta and Myrtleford (stamp)

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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d. langshaw

black and white photograph

Historical information

D.Langshaw in turn out gear in front of a fire truck.

Inscriptions & Markings

D.Langshaw

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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training
peter bell
tom philp
barrie sanders
trevor poulter
steven brown
david still
jack prendergast
ken still

3 black and white photographs

Historical information

00013.1 training of the alarm system at the old rural city building, Peter bell, ?? , Tom Philp, Barrie Sanders, Trevor Poulter, Steven Brown, ??, David Still, Jack Prendergast, ??, Station Officer Neville Britton - at fire panel at right. FRONT LEFT:??, Jim Read, Ken Still

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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brigade centenary
tom sanderson
clarie howe
osie smith
cyril davidson

black and white photograph

Historical information

photograph of Tom Sanderson, Clarie Howe, Osie Smith, Cyril Davidson with the presentation of the brigade Centenary booklet.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cyril Davidson Osie Smith Clarie Howe Tom Sanderson

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

Key words

yarrawonga
c.davidson
j. kerr
a. mills

color photograph

Historical information

YARRAWONGA WEIR ANNIVERSARY PARADE 29/10/89 HELMETS L TO R:C.Davidson, J. Kerr, A. Mills on back + Yarrawonga Brigade Members

Inscriptions & Markings

YARRAWONGA WEIR ANNIVERSARY PARADE 29/10/89 HELMETS L TO R:C.Davidson, J. Kerr, A. Mills on back + Yarrawonga Brigade Members

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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joe grenfell
ely st

black and white photograph

Historical information

Joe Grenville repairing a desk at the Ely St fir station

Inscriptions & Markings

Joe Grenville

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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mva
1996

color photograph

Historical information

26 Dec 96 M.V.A @ Hume F/W North Wang

Inscriptions & Markings

(top left) 26 Dec 96 M.V.A @ Hume F/W North Wang

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

Key words

training
ely st

4 photographs

Historical information

.1: training - out the front of Ely st fire station .2: training - on roof af Ely st fire station .3: ???, Barrie sanders - spyaying fire hose of rear of Ely st fire station roof .4: training - gas bottle flare fire

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

Key words

cyril davidson
ely st

black and white photograph

Historical information

photograph of Cyril Davidson in meeting room of ly St fire station

Inscriptions & Markings

Cyril Davidson

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

Key words

peter bell
joe grenfell

2X black and white photograph

Historical information

.1 photgraph of Peter Bell operating the pump at the rear of fire truck .2: Joe grenfell, Peter Bell,???(person kneeling) at rear of pumper

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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fiskville
training

4 color photographs

Historical information

gas flare up fire training .1 Fiskville .2 Fiskville Fire Training Dec, 1981 .3 Fiskville Fire Training Dec, 1981 .4 Fiskville Fire Training Dec, 1981

Inscriptions & Markings

.1 Fiskville .2 Fiskville Fire Training Dec, 1981 .3 Fiskville Fire Training Dec, 1981 .4 Fiskville Fire Training Dec, 1981

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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benalla areodrome

3 color photographs

Historical information

Gliding Championships Benalla Aerodrome Jan. 1987

Inscriptions & Markings

diagonal across left corner(.1) Gliding Championships Benalla Aerodrome Jan. 1987 centre right 219199

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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steve bailey

color photo

Historical information

Steve Bailey - champion firefighter

Inscriptions & Markings

S.Baily

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

photograph

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steve
webb

3 black and white photos

Historical information

S/O Steve sets up Mock Office For S/O Webb's Last Night. 1987.

Inscriptions & Markings

S/O Steve sets up Mock Office For S/O Webb's Last Night. 1987.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta