Sailors searching the rubble

Production date
03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows sailors, possibly from the HMS Veronica, searching the rubble for people in the central business district of Napier after 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. Smoke is evident on the right hand side of the image. All that remains of the buildings are exterior walls.

Photographer, Cyril Walter Lambourne.
Date, 3 February 1931.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph.
Height x Width: 167 x 216mm
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Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 11961
Credit line
gifted by A F Tucker
Other number(s)
m2003/9/16, 11961, 71349

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