Rebuilding in Napier central business district

Maker
Hurst, Arthur Bendigo
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and the construction of new buildings begun.

The Criterion Hotel is being built on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets. Building has begun on the opposite side of the street. The Public Trust building can be seen on the right below the hill line. St Patrick's Catholic Church spire and Dalgety's can be seen on the left. The tram lines are still visible on Hastings Street.

Photographer, A B Hurst, Napier.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph glued to the cardboard page of a photograph album.
Measurements
Photographs: Height x Width: 157 x 205mm
Card: Height x Width: 205 x 260mm
Signature/Inscription
y85/12/9, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15602
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs McKenzie
Other number(s)
m82/25 a, Album 60, 15602, 78571

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