Hawke's Bay earthquake photos

Hawke's Bay earthquake photos

One of the major strengths of the photographic collection is the representation of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake which occurred on 3 February 1931. This collection captures damage done to the landscape and buildings, the rebuilding of the town and how people were affected by the tragedy.

First World War photographs

First World War photographs

A selection of some of the First World War photos from the collection.

Napier Hospital

Napier Hospital

Photographs of the former Napier Hospital taken in 2013.

Māori Archives

Māori Archives

Discover a selection of our Māori archives online.