Letter, Zeta Estcourt
07 Dec 2005
Zeta Estcourt was nine years old and at Hastings Central School. She was sitting in a chair in the dental clinic. She likened the sound of the earthquake to the loudest thunderstorm imaginable. She remembers seeing Te Mata Peak appearing and disappearing. She got out onto Karamu Road and eventually found her mother. Her mother was Daphne Marshall (nee Tong) and she had attended the same building when it was opened as a High School in the early 1900s. It later became the dental clinic. Two photocopies of photographs of the building are included with her entry.