Letter, Thomas Seymour Hawke
Hawke, Thomas Seymour
11 Mar 1931
Thomas Hawke lived in Wairoa. The letter describes his experiences during the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, particularly the condition of the Napier to Wairoa road and bridges. He and a friend left Wairoa for Napier at 1 pm after the earthquake.
Hawke tells of his adventures biking to Napier and once there he records: I received a great cheer from the crowd when I arrived and I was too happy and excited to be tired.