First testing of the Newcastle Fire Brigade - As a test of the power and condition of the engine the experiment was perfectly satisfactory; and it was found to be in much better condition than had been anticipated. With six men on each side it was found capable of throwing 12 cubic feet of water 40 ft in height per minute
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 9 February 1860 p 5 Article
Abstract: FEBRUARY 8TH.—ELECTION OF ALDERMEN.—The annual meeting of electors for the election of aldermen was held yesterday, at noon, at the Court-house. It w ...
Meeting held at the Ship Inn after Fire Brigade practice. John Howden presented with a set of mathematical instruments in a mahogany case with silver pencils as tokens of esteem for his contributions to the Brigade
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 8 March 1860 p 2 Article
Abstract: MARCH 7TH.—Meeting in AID OF THE SUFFERERS BY THE FLOODS.—A preliminary meeting, convened by the Mayor, was held last evening, in the magistrate's ro ...
Meeting of the Fire Brigade at the Ship Inn Chaiman John Howden. In the late fire the canvas hose burst and a new leathern one was required. Pumping during the fire amounted to 15 pounds 1s 6d which had mostly taken up their remaining funds. Mr. Howden and Mr. Bevan examining the well around the city and the manner in which they might be available in furture cases of fire
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 21 March 1860 p 2 Article
Abstract: MARCH 20TH.—MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Town Council was held last evening, at the Courthouse, the mayor in the chair. The minutes of the pre ...
Alderman Tighe recommended that in future cases of fire, the foreman of the brigade or other representative of council be authorised to employ extraordinary amount for the pumping of water for suppression of fire and that each person to be paid at the rate of half a crown per hour
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 10 April 1860 p 5 Article
Abstract: APRIL 9TH.—FIRE BRIGADE.—The quarterly meeting of the New castle Volunteer Fire Brigade was held on Saturday evening, at Rouse's Hotel; the foreman ( ...
Quarterly meeting of the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Brigade held on Saturday evening at Rouse's Hotel. Correspondence presented relative to the recent decision of the Town Council not defray the expense of pumping etc., incurred in the suppression of fires
Celebration on the fifth anniversary of the Fire Brigade. Paraded around the streets of Newcastle from Honeysuckle to Lake Macquarie Road headed by the Band. Repast provided in the headquarters in Newcomen Street
The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) Tuesday 15 April 1862 p 2 Article
Abstract: THE LATE GALE.—By the arrival of some of the vessels, which were compelled to make for Port Stephens on Sunday last, we are placed in possession of s ...
Secretary of the Fire Brigade, Mr. Lockhead urging the importance of tanks or other water reservoirs being provided at different points of the city, accessible to the fire brigade in case of fire. Efforts of the Brigade hampered by want of water