Photograph of the Onehunga Fire Brigade taken in 1920 when they won the A.D.U.F.B.A. (Auckland United District Fire Brigades Association ) Championship Shield. There are five uniformed men standing at the back, with two on each side and a gap around the centre man. The middle three men have a range of medals on their jackets with the front of the middle man's jacket being heavily decorated with medals. Their names are given as: A. Jeffs (Trainer) ; J. Williams, T. Gilbert, L. Hoskings (Firemen) ; and A. Brain (Trainer). There are four uniformed men in the front row, two seated on chairs, two seated on the ground. The jackets of the two seated men are heavily decorated with medals. In between the two seated men is a two tier table with trophy cups on the top shelf. In front of the table is a stool with two trophy cups on it. In front of the two seated men are two shields. The one on the right is round with a fireman on a ladder fighting a blaze at its centre. At the top centre is a fireman's helmet. At the bottom centre is an insignia. Curving around each sides are six shields. The one on the left is shaped like an acorn. At the top centre is a fireman's helmet. There is a banner below it, then a plague with scrolled edges. Under the plaque are crossed fire axes. There are three shields down each side and one at the bottom below the crossed fire axes. The seated men are named as: E. Patterson (Fireman), C. Gilbert (Foreman), W. Hill (Captain), and C. A. Osborne (Secretary).
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Onehunga Fire Brigade
Winners of the A.D.U.F.B.A. Championship Shield, 1920
Standing- A Jeffs (Trainer) J. Williams, T. Gilbert L. Hoskings (Firemen) A. Brain (Trainer)
Sitting- E. Patterson (Fireman) C. Gilbert (Foreman) W. Hill (Captain) C. A. Osborne (Secretary) Hand-written
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1920. Onehunga Fire Brigade, 08-1013. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).