Snapshot of the past
Warragul Fire Brigade members captured with their appliances outside the fire station in Queen St in the 1890s.
Amongst the men is brigade captain Ted Fowler who is third from right in the front row.
The Warragul Fire Station was built in 1893. It was located opposite where The Gazette building is located today.
A bullock team later moved the station to Smith St where Lawson’s Radio was for some years and, more recently, Nicho’s Megasports.
It was in 1883 that the fire brigade approached the council for its co-operation in establishing a fire brigade.
On May 24, 1888, the whole north side of Queen St - between the Railway Hotel and the Gazette building - went up in flames. The fire burnt out the old Crown Hotel and six shops.
Photograph and information courtesy of the Warragul and District Historical Society.
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