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Panmure Stories: Mrs Harwood - Firefighting


Kia ora listeners you have tuned into Auckland Libraries Heritage Podcast - Panmure Stories!

Mrs Harwood and her husband Eric were volunteers with the Mt Wellington volunteer Fire Brigade. In this track Mrs Harwood recalls how the volunteers fought the frequent gorse fires in the area.

Reference Mrs Harwood, 1982

Original interviews were recorded by Richard Baker, commissioned by Mt Wellington Public Library in 1982. The project captured recollections of life, work and play from the early 1900s across the changing landscapes of the decades that followed. They offer us a unique and personal insight into Panmure of the past.

Image: Crichton d'Ora. The Mount Wellington Fire Brigade and their engine outside the fire station on the corner of Harding Avenue and the Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, 1933. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 1031-P439. https://bit.ly/3dUTV3X

Curated by Renee Orr and Zoe Colling from Auckland Libraries Heritage Engagement team, with Sound production by Sue Berman (April 2021)



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