Photograph, First Otautau Fire Truck; Gutsell, Peter; 1950; OT.2018.10.1

Name/Title

Photograph, First Otautau Fire Truck

About this object

This is a photograph of Otautau's first Fire Truck, a Ford V8 1948.

Previously owned by the Invercargill Brigade, this fire engine was purchased in 1954 and capable of doing 100kmh on the open road.
Although formed and operational some years earlier in 1946, the Otautau Fire Service was only constituted as a Volunteer Brigade under the Fire Services Act on 19th April 1950. The brigade comprised of Superintendent J.A.R. Walker, Deputy Sam Bain, three firemen, 15 members and two messengers.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Otautau

Maker

Gutsell, Peter

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1950

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in pen on back: 'P Gutsell 1948 V/8 Fire Appliance X Invercargill 2018.10.1'.

Measurements

h 155 mm x w 255 mm

Period

1950s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Emergency Services

Subject and Association Keywords

Transportation

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper

Object number

OT.2018.10.1

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