View of Napier

Goodger, Robert William
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Public Domain
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View of Napier from Napier Hill. On the left side of the photograph, the Provincial Hotel stands on the corner of Clive Square East and Emerson Street. The balcony of the hotel is filled with people. (This places the date around the late 1920s or 1930 as the rebuilt hotel - following the 1931 earthquake - did not have a balcony). Further people line Emerson Street. Further along Clive Square East are the premises of Chas Johnston (Fruiterer) and the Trinity Methodist Church (built 1876). In the distance, St Patrick’s Church (designed by Robert Lamb, built 1894) stands on the corner of Dickens Street and Munroe Street.

On the left side of the photograph is Memorial Square. The cenotaph (built 1921) stands in the centre of the square. To the right is the Mother’s Rest, designed by Napier architect Louis Hay in 1925. Gardens planted with young palm trees and a low limestone wall run around the perimeter of the square. Immediately behind Memorial Square is Clive Square. Mature trees run around the perimeter of the square. To the right of Clive Square are Main School and a garage. Tennyson Street is visible on the extreme right of the image.

Photographer, Robert Goodger.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Panoramic black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 91 x 302mm
3/9, Inscription, Handwritten
y94/10-7c, Old Collection Information, Handwritten
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 8710
Credit Line
gifted by Lois Goodger
Other number(s)
m93/19, 8710, 76530


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