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 Melbourne.
Ian is a retired Senior Station Officer with 35 years working for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB). He has also…
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 usual general cargo including kerosene, rosin and other flammable materials. The Captain had no…
Portrait of a young man in Sandridge Volunteer Fire Brigade uniform by William J Burman. Ca 1876-77 John Etkins Collection, State Library of Victoria
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…