Roach's Department Store, Hastings

Stembridge, William George
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
This photograph depicts Roach's Department Store on the corner of King and Heretaunga Streets in Hastings. The photograph was taken after the Hawke's Bay earthquake on the 3rd of February 1931.

The building collapsed instantly on the 3rd of February 1931, due to a lack of pillar support which meant to upper floor caved in.

Photographer, William Stembridge.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 67 x 112mm
Box 2, Inscription, Handwritten
Roach's Store Hastings, Inscription, Handwritten
H.B Art Gallery & Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Printed by Iles Rotorua, Stamp, Stamped
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 4694 e
Credit Line
Mrs E Rowe
Other number(s)
m73/2, 4694 e, 77288


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