Letter, Emmilene Tombs

Tombs, Emmilene
Production date
16 Feb 1931

Object detail

Brief Description
Letter sent to the Be Our Guest competition written by Emmilene Tombs (later Emmilene Howell). The letter is a photocopy of a letter Emmilene wrote to her Auntie Evie after the 1931 earthquake and was sent in by her daughter Judith Goldwater.

Emmilene was thirteen and attended Nelson Park School. She remembers the glare of the fires and seeing fish that had been washed up all over the road. She was evacuated to stay with her grandparents in Pahiatua. Included is an information sheet about Emmilene from her daughter Judith Goldwater.
Production date
16 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
A4 photocopied sheets, handwritten. Handwritten in blue ink on coloured paper.
Photocopied sheets.: Height x Width: 298 x 210mm
Information sheet.: Height x Width: 210 x 150mm
In the Be Our Guest Folder No 2.
Subject period
Subject date
03 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Judith Goldwater
Other number(s)
m2006/27/182, 36497


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