Story: Fires and fire services

Wellington fire, 1906 (4th of 4)

Wellington fire, 1906

After a disastrous fire on Lambton Quay in Wellington on 22 October 1906, the devastation it caused is evident. Buildings, including banks, were seriously damaged.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/1-022925; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Early fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010