CAMPAIGN BY 89-YEAR-OLD BUYS BRIGADE NEW TANKER

A story in the Bush Fire Council of New South Wales “Sitrep” Bulletin of 1976

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The Patonga Tanker

The story highlights the work of Mrs Walter ALLSOPP of Patonga who over a period of time collecting donations from visitors and tourists to benefit the Bush Fire Brigade. Accordingly to the article she raised over $800 for the fire shed to be built and a further $2,000 to buy the Bedford  tanker (pictured).
Work on the fire shed and the tanker was done by members of the brigade headed by the Captain, Doug Allsopp, Mrs Allsopp’s son.

For the full story click on the link https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-580717638/view?sectionId=nla.obj-587814025&searchTerm=Patonga&partId=nla.obj-580736942#page/n42/mode/1up/search/Patonga

Officers of the Bush Fire Council inspecting the vehicle.

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