View of Napier

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Public Domain
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About this object
View of Napier from Napier Hill looking towards the sea thought to have been taken in 1909. In the foreground, Tennyson Street intersects with Clive Square West. Adjacent to this intersection is Clive Square. The section of Clive Square nearest to the camera later became known as Memorial Square in 1921. Among the buildings that are visible along the east side of Clive Square are the Provincial Hotel, W Stewarts Stables and Shoeing Forge, and the Trinity Methodist Church (built 1876). To the right of the Provincial Hotel is Emerson Street. Among the businesses visible along Emerson Street are the premises of builder H J Holder (coal, wood and timber depot). On the far right of the photograph Dickens Street runs parallel to Emerson Street. The premises of Sorrell and Company (photographers) are visible along Dickens Street. Hastings Street is visible in the distance. Among the businesses that are visible along Hastings Street are H Williams (ironmonger), John Higgins (butcher), the Caledonian Hotel, and the Albion Hotel.

Photographer, unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 145 x 201mm
H.B. Art Gallery and Museum, Stamp, Stamp
Box 8, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 3727
Credit Line
gifted by Miss Shiela Williams
Other number(s)
3727, m67/36, 76231


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