Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows the business district of Napier after the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The image has been taken from Napier Hill. The ruin of the Napier Municipal Theatre is in the foreground and the Public Trust office is directly behind the remaining wall. The back of the two storied Napier Post Office is in the middle distance. The A B Hurst building, which is located on Emerson Street, is directly in front of the Post Office. The Caledonian Hotel can be seen on the right. Sargood, Son and Ewen Limited stands beside it.

Photographer, Dave Williams.
Date, post 3 February 1931.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph.
Height x Width: 80 x 105mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, W88 (c)
Credit line
gifted by H J Williams
Other number(s)
W88 (c), W.7/209, 71785

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