New Napier Carnival Parade

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
A photograph of a float in the New Napier Carnival Parade, January 1933.

The New Napier Carnival, held from 21 to 28 January 1933, celebrated the opening of Napier after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The image depicts the Red Cross float travelling down Emerson Street. The vehicle is covered with the red cross emblem followed by a nurse in front of a large cross construction.

Spectators line the street. There is still construction underway and scaffolding visible on the Bowman building at the corner of Emerson Street and Market Street. The Criterion Hotel is visible across from this building along the street. Further down the left hand side of the street in the background the Masonic Hotel is visible. A Norfolk Pine is evident at the end of Emerson Street along Marine Parade.

Photographer, L D Bestall.
Date, 1933.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to a piece of card with four other photographs.
Height x Width: 87 x 65mm
Height x Width: 184 x 260mm
Subject period
Subject date
Jan 1933
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2576 e
Other number(s)
2576 e, 78312

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