This is the former Wellington Free Ambulance Building catching the late afternoon sun. The Wellington Free Ambulance service was founded in 1928 by Sir Charles Norwood, businessman, philanthropist and Mayor of Wellington 1925-27. It was the only free ambulance service in New Zealand.
This building was constructed in 1932 to the design by William Turnbull and the service used it until new premises were constructed in Thorndon in 1994.
Since then it has had a variety of uses and is now a bar.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.