Kōrero: Search and rescue

Carrying out Bill Bridge

Carrying out Bill Bridge

L. D. (Bill) Bridge, of the Tararua Tramping Club, helped frame the first rules for mountain searches in 1933, and was the Federated Mountain Clubs’ nominee to the national search and rescue committee in 1949. In 1964 he volunteered to train police squads, a job at which he excelled. Ironically, he died suddenly during a search and rescue exercise in 1973, and his body had to be carried out of the bush by the men he had trained.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1973/4841/7A
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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, 'Search and rescue - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13210/carrying-out-bill-bridge (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007