Kōrero: Pets

Fire brigade mascot

Fire brigade mascot

The Whanganui fire brigade pose for a photograph on their fire engine in 1926, with a canine mascot on the running board. It is traditional for armed forces to keep animals as mascots, and this custom was continued by sports teams and many other community groups.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/1-017502; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - History of pets in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19739/fire-brigade-mascot (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008