Letter, Thomas Seymour Hawke

Hawke, Thomas Seymour
Production date
11 Mar 1931

Object detail

Brief Description
Letter written by Thomas Seymour Hawke to his mother Alice Hawke on 11 March 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.
Production date
11 Mar 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten on paper with black ink. Both sides of the paper are written on.
Height x Width: 210 x 132mm
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
11 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Jill Hayes
Other number(s)
m2005/74/2, 33449


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