Thomas Arthur Varley

“GETTING  TO  WORK – The Story of  T. A. Varley, Father of New Zealand’s Fire Services” by R. C. Carlyon Photographs copyright as credited, text copyright R. C. Carlyon ISBN 978-0...

Fire and Water

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, where there’s fire there better be water… This is story of Auckland’s first dependable water supply… one that firefighters could rely on to confront the flames...

Auckland’s Fire Towers and Bells

“The toll rang out its alarm of fire, a ruddy glare upon the sky… the bell on the New Zealand Insurance Company’s Building then took up the cry,  swelling to a chorus as other bells across the...