Rebuilding in Napier central business district

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February 1931 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. McGruer's building is the two storey building on the left hand side of the street. 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.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to the cardboard page of a photograph album.
Height x Width: 157 x 205mm
Height x Width: 205 x 260mm
y85/12/9, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15603
Credit line
gifted by Mrs McKenzie
Other number(s)
m82/25 a, Album 60, 15603, 78576

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