Kōrero: Fires and fire services

Motorised engines

Motorised engines

Motorised fire engines were an important advance in firefighting, as they enabled brigades to get to fires much more quickly. Here, members of the Whanganui fire brigade pose with their Merryweather fire engine (right) and a modified Model T Ford, in 1919.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, F. J. Denton Collection
Reference: 1/1-020869; F
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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/photograph/21871/motorised-engines (accessed 9 December 2021)

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