Letter, Liv Scott
23 Feb 2001
The author's mother, Annie, narrowly avoided injury when the top of a neighbour's brick chimney fell near her. The father, Bill, lost his shoes as he ran to the school, only to find that all was well. At their home, everything had been thrown from the cupboards. Their water had been cut off but there was an artesian well on a neighbouring section where they were able to obtain it in buckets. They constructed an outdoor shelter and along with neighbours spent nearly a month living outside. Having recently moved into their home, much of the time was spent getting to know their neighbours.
The author's writes of looters and of supplies of free groceries being distributed at Central School. They were also able to obtain a bell tent from the army. When school resumed, classes were held outside, under the trees. Temporary shops were eventually constructed in the town.
The letter has a signature at the bottom left of page two.
Post 03 Feb 1931