About this object
A photograph of a float from 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 people standing on a float with a striped awning over a wooden platform. The float has silhouettes of lions on each corner and is being pulled by a tractor. The driver of the tractor appears to be wearing a gingham clown costume. The float is decorated at the bottom with a wave pattern. Historical dates are painted on signs that hang from the awning above the people on the float. The participants appear to be wearing period costumes.

The float appears to be in a lot or holding area heading out to the parade or returning from it.

Photographer, L D Bestall.
Date, January 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
Display location
Current rights
Other number(s)
2576 c, 78316

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