Hastings Street, Napier

Burton Brothers
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Public Domain
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About this object
View of Hastings Street looking towards Napier Hill taken in the late 1870s or early 1880s. On the left side of the image is the Criterion Hotel, which was located on the corner of Emerson Street. Behind the Criterion Hotel are the premises of A W L Cottrell (hairdresser, tobacconist and perfumer), the New Zealand Clothing Factory, and Ruddock and Fryer (ironmonger). Behind Ruddock and Fryer, Hastings Street intersects Tennyson Street.

On the opposite side of the Hastings Street are the premises of Neal and Close (draper and clothier). On the opposite side of the intersection stands the Bank of Australasia. Behind the bank can be seen the firm Hardy and Sidey (ironmongers).

Among the other businesses that are visible along this side of the street are the Masonic Hotel, John Murry’s Napier Cash Boot Shop, Large and Townley (cabinet maker, upholsterer), David Levi (tobacconist), Jacob’s Fancy Repository, W Prebble (fruiterer), and R Hannah and Company (The Hawke’s Bay and Napier Cash Boot Market). The Colonial Bank can be seen in the distance on the corner of Hastings Street and Browning Street. At the end of Hastings Street stands the Clarendon Hotel.

Pedestrians and horse drawn carriages are visible along the street.

Photographer, Burton Bros.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Photograph: Height x Width: 140 x 206mm
Card backing: Height x Width: 190 x 250mm
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 6014
Other number(s)
6014, 75883


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