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 photograph looks along Tennyson Street towards the Pacific Ocean. The side view of the Market Reserve building can be seen on the corner of Hastings and Tennyson Streets. The Kaiapoi Woollen Manufacturing Company's building (Finch & Westerholm) is on the right hand side of the image. Sainsbury Logan & Williams (Finch & Westerholm) is the building on the left hand side.

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
y86/2/4, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 6454
Credit line
gifted by Mrs McKenzie
Other number(s)
m82/25 a, Album 60, 6454, 78769

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