Story: Ambulance services

Wellington Free Ambulance

Wellington Free Ambulance

Officers of the Wellington Free Ambulance tend a patient before putting him into a new ‘London style’ ambulance in 1943. The organisation was founded in 1927 at the instigation of Wellington mayor Charles Norwood. Norwood was also a car-assembly industrialist, and through his influence the ambulance fleet acquired up-to-date vehicles.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Ambulance services - Development of ambulance services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010