Corner of Emerson and Hastings Streets, Napier

Production date
03 Feb 1931

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The photograph shows the corner of Emerson and Hastings Streets, Napier after the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. Flames are engulfing many of the buildings. McGruers, a haberdashery shop, is the building on the left. There are people standing looking at the fire. Amongst the group are several sailors, probably from the HMS Veronica.

Photographer, possibly Percy Sorrell.
Date, 3 February 1931.
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Hand coloured negative on glass.
Height x Width: 82 x 82mm
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03 Feb 1931
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