Cracknell’s Waimarama bullock team at railway station yards, 1904
Railway Station Yards, Hastings, 1904
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Williams & Kettle building on right; Hastings Hotel beyond
“The firebell tower adjacent to the railway line with a bullock team in the foreground. Williams & Kettle’s building (which later burned down), is shown on the immediate right and the Hastings Hotel, the venue of the brigade’s inaugural meeting, is centre of picture looking along Railway Road in 1904” – from ‘Fighting Flames – A Century of Firefighting in Hastings 1886-1986’ by Russell Kirkby, 1986