Letter, Mabel Jones

Jones, Mabel

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Brief Description
Entry to the Be Our Guest competition by Mabel Jones. She writes about her memories of the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

Mabel was at Hastings High School. She was in the playground watching the new boys go through an initiation ceremony when the earthquake struck. Mabel sat down as it was too hard to stand up. She found herself alone after the shaking stopped, as everyone had vanished. The students could not go inside to retrieve their belongings. Her family stayed outside that night as everyone was too scared with the aftershocks to stay indoors.
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Media/Materials description
A4 typed sheet. Handwritten in blue ink.
In the Be Our Guest Folder No 2.: Height x Width: 298 x 210mm
M E Jones, Signature
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
03 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Mabel Jones
Other number(s)
m2006/27/125, 35835


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