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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

Colour photo inset from frame with printed writing above and below photograph. The photo shows an adolescent boy in uniform squatting down and holding a fire hydrant in front of him

Historical information

Picture appears to be taken in front of the concertina doors in the meeting room of the Ely St fire station.

Inscriptions & Markings

above photo VICTORIAN STATE JUNIOR CHAMPION UNDER FOURTEEN HYDRANT RACE ******10.30 SECONDS****** below photo PAUL GRENFELL(underlined)

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed photo

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queen

photo of the queen

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed photo

framed colour photo of the auxillary members in front of the Ely St fire station doors. Description of members below the photo (but inside frame)

Historical information

L.Grenfell, J.Rosser, J. Brown, E.Graham FRONT ROW E.Savery,Secretary S.Prentice, President D.Wise, A.Norley, P.Prentergast ABSENT:

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AUXILLARY MEMBERS BACK ROW: L.Grenfell, J.Rosser, J. Brown, E.Graham FRONT ROW E.Savery,Secretary S.Prentice, President D.Wise, A.Norley, P.Prentergast ABSENT: R.Chambeyron, J. Grant, L.Hahne, L.McDonald, A.Sanders

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

framed photo

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dodge
faithful st

faded color photo of Dodge in red frame

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Colour photo - faded- of 1938 Dodge fire truck in front of Faithful St fire station PICTURE ON VICTORIAN COLLECTIONS IS COMPUTER ENHANCED COLOUR

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

frame picture

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1978
dodge

simple brown frame with a certificate

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Alex Carmody Chistholm St Primary School

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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mario tomanio
1984

color photograph

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15/9/84 Mario Tomanio at back 'pumper'

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15/9/84 Mario Tomanio

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

black and white photo

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A burnout ute in the front of 3 member (Bob Oslow (deceased)in the middle of the photo reaching towards the steering wheel, Jon Briese with the fire hose and John Jones (deceased) beside him. It looks like there may be a fourth member looking under the hood (but unidentified). In the photo there are also several onlookers in the background. LE DAWN STUDIOS

Inscriptions & Markings

L to R Bob Oslow (deceased) Jon Briese John Jones (deceased) (STAMPED) LE DAWN STUDIOS specialised photography WANGARATTA 59a Murphy St. 'PHONE 3675

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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Medal Presentation to Gary Robinson - might be 12yr badge

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Gary Robinson Alex Carmody John Kerr presentation at what looks like the Ely St fire station

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Gary Robinson Alex Carmody John Kerr

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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tess haynes, pat briese, pat prendergast, jean reeves, aileen sanders, joan rosser, gayle humphreys, lisa graham, elaine graham, dorothy wise, beryl nolan, tracey collier
ladies auxillary
good friday appeal

colour Photograph

Historical information

BACK ROW L-R - Tess Haynes, Pat Briese, Pat Prendergast, Jean Reeves, Aileen Sanders, Joan Rosser FRONT L-R - Gayle Humphreys?, Lisa Graham, Elaine Graham, Dorothy Wise, Beryl Nolan, Tracey Collier Think it is a 'Good Friday" as Lisa Graham is there (not a member), brought by her mother Elaine Graham to help.

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

colour photograph

Historical information

Photo showing the mangled and burnt remains of a Semi trailer - that occurred during thick fog in Glenrowan in 19??. The prime mover of the truck is facing forward , but is behind the remains of the trailer.

Inscriptions & Markings

Semi smash (in fog) Glenrowan 19?

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

Inscriptions & Markings

Juniors 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

Historical information

This is a fire North of Wangaratta in 1984 that involved 14 trucks from Wangaratta Group vehicle

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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b.collier
1985

color photo

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Brendon Collier up at ladder against a tree trunk with a fire hose putting out a tree stump smouldering

Inscriptions & Markings

Brendon Collier 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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2 photographs

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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1985
accident

2 black and white photos

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.1) crashed car (from a car & truck crash), various brigade members and police officers .2) crashed and rolled truck(from a car & truck crash), fire tanker at right with connected hose being held by 1 of 5 members on the ground. 1 on top of truck

Inscriptions & Markings

(.1) 22nd Sept 1985 car & truck Parfitt Rd (.2) Parfitt Rd 22nd sept 1985 Car & trck

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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1985
staff
j. grenfell
s.marshal

2 black and white photos

Historical information

(.1)S/O Joe Grenfell and S/O Stewart Marshal (holding spraying hose) testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting (.2) Testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting use - S/O Joe Grenfell & S/O Stewart Marshal at top. 9 men standing on ground watching, 1 on back end of cherry picker truck.

Inscriptions & Markings

(.1) S/O Joe Grenfell S/O Stewart Marshal Testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting 1985 (.2) Testing S.E.C Cherry pickers for fire fighting use 1985 S/O Joe Grenfell & S/O Stewart Marshal at top

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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running team
p.graham
a.clarke
j.comonsoli
j.hemphill
r.brooke
c. 1968

black and white photo

Historical information

Running team 'racing' pulling and behind the hose reel in front of small crowd

Inscriptions & Markings

L to R (circ1968) Peter Graham Arthur Clarke (partially hidden) Jim Comonsoli Ron Brooke (STAMPED) le dawn studios specialised photohraphy WANGARATTA 59a Murpy st. 'PHONE 3675

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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running
1984
d. still
j.haynes
e.lawn
l davidson
g. rodgers
p. grahm
p. brown
r.webb
t.wise
d. langshaw

color photo

Historical information

Running team members Putting hose back on the hose reel

Inscriptions & Markings

9th December 1984(underlined) Lto R D.Still, J.Haynes, E. Lawn, L. Davidson, G. Rodgers P.Graham, P.Brown (hidden), P.Bell, R. Webb, T.Wise. D.Langshaw

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

Photograph

2 photographs

Inscriptions & Markings

1985(.1) Jim Read(.2) 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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joe grenfell
fire awareness
1985

2 black and white photos

Historical information

S/O Joe Grenfell outside K- mart Fire Prevention week - squatting down 'helping' various children to spray water out of the fire hose.

Inscriptions & Markings

S/O Joe Grenfell outside K- mart Fire Prevention week 1985

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta

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3 photographs

Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade, Wangaratta