Book Launch: Fight the Fiery Fiend: Colonial Fire Fighting 1803-1883 by Roger McNeice

Thu, 02/08/2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Hobart Bookshop
Free event, all welcome
Region: 
South

admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 6224 0029

The Hobart Bookshop and Roger McNeice (OAM) are pleased to invite you to the launch of his new book,
Fight the Fiery Fiend: Colonial Fire Fighting 1803-1883.

How did the early settlers fight fires in the Colony? How did they fight fires on ships laying in the Derwent River? How were fire brigades first formed in Van Diemen's Land and what effect did the convict brigades have at Port Arthur?
McNeice's new book is richly researched and includes many early photographs and documents.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: Thursday 2nd August, 5:30pm
What: Michael Brown, Chief Officer of the Tasmanian Fire Service, will launch Roger McNeice's
Fight the Fiery Fiend: Colonial Fire Fighting 1803-1883.

Free event, all welcome.