Letter, Zeta Estcourt

Estcourt, Zeta
Production date
07 Dec 2005

Object detail

Brief Description
Letter to the Be Our Guest competition written by Zeta Estcourt (nee Marshall). She writes about her memories of the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

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.
Production date
07 Dec 2005
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten on lined paper in black ink. A4 photocopied sheets.
In the Be Our Guest Folder No 2.: Height x Width: 210 x 125mm
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
03 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Mrs Zeta Estcourt
Other number(s)
m2006/27/143, 36040


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