Drunk Bendigo firefighter arrested at Pall Mall blaze | History

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
July 30 2021 - 6:30pm
HOT TOPICS: A wood engraving of the fire at Pall Mall's Beehive building in 1871 and (below) a story about a Bridge Street fire. Images: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA, TROVE

SO MANY drunken firefighters arrived at blazes 150 years ago that teetotalers started up their own fire brigade.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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