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 Market Reserve building has been built on the corner of Hastings and Tennyson Streets. The empty section where the Masonic Hotel once stood contains a great deal of debris. Building is taking place in the forefront of the photograph.

Photographer, A B Hurst.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to the cardboard page of a photograph album.
Measurements
Height x Width: 157 x 205mm
Height x Width: 205 x 260mm
Signature/Inscription
y88/8/8, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15604
Credit line
gifted by Mrs McKenzie
Other number(s)
m82/25 a, Album 60, 15604, 78764

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