Letter and Photograph, Mrs Elizabeth Gibson

Steele, Euphemia Seggie
Production date
26 Feb 1931

Object detail

Brief Description
Letter and photograph from Mrs Euphemia Seggie Steele to her sister-in-law Mrs Elizabeth Gibson dated 26 February 1931.

a) Letter written from Auckland following Euphemia Steele's departure from Hawke's Bay. In the letter Euphemia describes her experience at the moment the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake struck. She writes of her efforts to escape from her house and how she and her family and neighbours survived in the following days. She concludes that they will do their best to sell and get out of New Zealand.

b) Copy of a photograph of Euphemia Steele's house, possibly situated in Twyford.
Production date
26 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
a) Handwritten with blue ink on lined paper.
b) Black ink on photographic paper.
Height x Width: 250 x 197mm
Height x Width: 90 x 142mm
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
26 Feb 1931
Credit line
gifted by Tom Fletcher
Other number(s)
m2007/26/1-2, 39460


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