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.
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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