Central Business District, Napier

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Public Domain
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About this object
The photograph shows the damage caused to the buildings in the central business district of Napier by the Hawke's Bay earthquake on 3 February 1931. Tennyson Street and Emerson Street are seen in the foreground and upper centre of the image. Hastings Street crosses these streets near the top left of the image. Cathedral Lane is visible in the bottom left hand corner. The rear of the Post Office can be seen at the top right. The temporary premises of the Criterion Bar stand alone among the debris. The roads have been cleared of debris.

Photographer unknown.
Date, post 3 February 1931.
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph.
Height x Width: 120 x 208mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15570
Credit Line
gifted by Bob and Jacqueline Scholte
Other number(s)
2011/52/6, 15570, 73414
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