Kōrero: Fires and fire services

Lyttelton fire, 1870 (1 o 4)

Lyttelton fire, 1870

Artist J. Sanderson painted this reconstruction of the Lyttelton fire of 1870. It raged out of control, destroying much of the business centre. At that time Lyttelton had no fire brigade, so residents were forced to fight the fire, and had to demolish buildings to stop it spreading.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-079-006
Watercolour by J. Sanderson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Early fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/21865/lyttelton-fire-1870 (accessed 11 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010