Meeting – Mon 27 May 2019 @ 7.30pm

Liardet St No 41 Station, Port Melbourne (Fire Services Museum) Our guest speaker, Ian Munro AFSM, MIFireE, MAIES will take a quick walk through 2,000 years of Fire Service history, finishing with a focus on Australia, Melbourne, and Port … [Read more...]

A Kerosene Ship in Flames

The Hilaria, a 1,500 ton two-masted ship from New York caught fire at Town Pier on the morning of the 7th July 1895. Earlier it had been ordered to an outer anchorage away from the pier as its manifest included a case of detonators as well as the … [Read more...]

The First Sandridge Fire Brigade

With bushfire alerts all over ABC radio this week and the lingering smell and haze of smoke in the air my eyes were drawn to the Society bookshelves and a great little publication called 'Fire in the Borough' by Shirley A Videion. Videion traces … [Read more...]

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