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 back view of the Market Reserve building can be seen on the corner of Hastings and Tennyson Streets. The Criterion Hotel is being built on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets. The Standard Insurance Company Ltd building has been built. The back of the temporary St John's Church can be seen beside the remains of the Cathedral. The remains of St Paul's Presbyterian Church can be seen on the top left hand corner. Shakespeare Road can be seen at the top right.

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
y85/12/8, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15605
Credit line
gifted by Mrs McKenzie
Other number(s)
m82/25 a, Album 60, 15605, 78767

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