Hastings Street, Napier

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
View of Hastings Street from Browning Street taken in the late 1870s or early 1880s. On the extreme left of the image, R Hannah and Company (The Hawke’s Bay and Napier Cash Boot Market) stands on the corner of Hastings Street and Browning Street. Among the businesses that are visible along the left side of the street are W Prebble (fruiterer), Jacob’s Fancy Repository, David Levi (tobacconist), the Masonic Hotel, the Bank of Australasia, Neal and Close (draper and clothier), John McVay (saddler and harness maker), S E Cooper (watchmaker and jeweller), Garrett Brothers Boot Shoe Depot (located in Dublin House), the New Zealand Insurance Company, P F Colledge (watchmaker and jeweller), H Williams (ironmonger), and R T Smythe (bookseller and stationer).

On the extreme right of the image the old Post Office stands on the corner of Hastings Street and Browning Street. Behind the Post Office is the Bank of New Zealand. Further down the street, the premises of Ringland and Thomas (hatters and hosiers) and the New Zealand Clothing Company are visible.

Pedestrians and horse drawn carriages are visible along the street.

Photographer, Burton Brothers.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted in an album.
Photograph: Height x Width: 158 x 205mm
Album: Height x Width x Depth/Length: 401 x 330 x 55mm
C. D. Cornford 56/28, Stamp, Stamped
Subject date
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 1960
Credit line
from the estate of Mr C D Cornford
Other number(s)
56/28, Album 12, 1960, 77713
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