Panoramic view of Tin Town, Napier

Goodger, Robert William
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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This panoramic photograph depicts Clive Square, with Napier spanning out in the background. The photograph was taken from Napier Hill following the Hawke's Bay earthquake on the 3rd of February 1931. The earthquake and fires that followed devastated much of central Napier, so temporary business premises were built in Clive and Memorial Squares. This complex was nicknamed Tin Town, because of the corrugated iron roofs. Visible in the photograph are the premises of McGlashan's, Auctioneer and Fruit Merchant, and Darby's, Fancy Goods.

Photographer, Robert Goodger.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 95 x 301mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 8717
Credit Line
gifted by Lois Goodger
Other number(s)
m93/19, 8717, 77041


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