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New Ambulance Inspected

The Gisborne St. John Ambulance Association recently took delivery of a new Dodge ambulance.

The body of the vehicle was locally built, and Incorporates some revolutionary ideas, including new light-weight stretchers.

Before going into commission, the ambulance was inspected by officials of the Cook Hospital, where these pictures were taken.


Mr W. E. Rundle (left), transport officer, and Mr N. Frazer, transport committee, try the new stretcher with Mr J. A. Jukes, transport chairman, as patient. Looking on at rear are, from left: Messrs P. J. Betteridge, secretary Cook Hospital Board, T. Lawrie, medical superintendent, and R. W. James, secretary St. John Ambulance.


The men pictured with the new ambulance


An interior view of the vehicle


Mr Rundle at the controls. He is holding the microphone of the two-way radio.