Post Office, Napier

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows the damage the Napier Post Office sustained from the earthquake and the subsequent fire which occurred on 3 February 1931. The clock above the front door of the Post Office shows the time it stopped at, 10.47 am which was the time the earthquake occurred.

Photographer, Percy Sorrell.
Date, post 4 February 1931.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Hand coloured transparency.
Height x Width: 82 x 82mm
Subject period
Subject date
03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, [70562]
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