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Ballantyne's department store fire, Christchurch, 1947

Reference Number: PAColl-5936-27

Fire at Ballantyne's department store in 1947, showing fire fighters on Colombo Street, Christchurch, with water hoses. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to J Ballantyne & Company Ltd, Colombo Street, Fires - New Zealand - Canterbury Region and Fire extinction.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance original photographic prints, from the file print collection, Box 2, Reference Number PAColl-5936 (57 digitised items)
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures71. Christchurch. Businesses. Ballantynes. 1947(PFP-017989)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - 6000 gallons of water every minute played into building looking north along Colombo St. Instruction and Directions one man said like a scene from London Blitz

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