Snap­shot of the past

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

If you have any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about this pho­to­graph, please con­tact The Gazette on 5623 5666 or ed­i­to­rial@war­ragul

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