Description of Content

Staff Photograph of Williamstown Fire Brigade. Eight men in uniform, four sitting and four standing, with the brick wall of the Fire Brigade headquarters behind them. This is a group photograph of Williamstown Fire Brigade, 1928. According to his granddaughter, George Hogarty was a member of the Williamstown Fire Brigade in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Later he worked at the Eastern Hill Fire Station. He arrived in Australia from Dublin in January 1923. He had been a court recorder at Dublin Castle as a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. There was a Civil War going on between 1922 and 1923, and George 'had to leave in a hurry.' He worked as a fireman in various capacities until he died in 1944.

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  • Collection Names

    Melbourne's Biggest Family Album

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions

  • Acquisition Information

    Copied from Ms Elizabeth Kelly, 08/12/2006

  • Place & Date Depicted

    Williamstown, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1928
    Place Depicted Notes: Williamstown Fire Station. Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate.

  • Photographer

    Professional photographer.

  • Individuals Identified

    Allen, Bill; Shaw, Gordon; Shaw, Fred; Hogarty, George; Giesler, Jim; Shaw, J J; Payne, S J; Burke, Jim

  • Format

    Digital Still Image, Tiff, Black & White

  • Inscriptions

    (reverse handwritten) Williamstown Fire Station 1920's (1928) 29355 Back row: Bill Allen, Gordon Shaw, Fred Shaw, George Hogarty Front row: Jim Giesler, J J Shaw, S J Payne, Jim Burke 1928. Darge Phone F4497 360 William St Melb

  • Classification

    Governance, Fire services, Fire fighters

  • Category

    History & Technology

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