Napier Municipal Theatre, Ruins

Williams, David Godfrey
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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An image of the ruins of the Napier Municipal Theatre after the Hawke's Bay earthquake of 1931.

In the foreground the steps and columns at the entrance to the theatre are evident, with masonry and debris along the front of the building.

The image looks along Tennyson Street toward Hospital Hill. A car is parked along the street. Craven Terrace is visible at the end of the road.

The original building at 119 Tennyson Street was built in 1912 and designed by William Pitt. The current theatre remains on this site.

Photographer: Dave Williams.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
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Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph
Photograph: Height x Width: 200 x 250mm
Napier Municipal Theatre, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, W273 (c)
Credit Line
gifted by H J Williams
Other number(s)
W273 (c), 76576


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