The Daily Telegraph Float, New Napier Procession

Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
An image of The Daily Telegraph float in the New Napier Carnival turning down a street from Marine Parade.

The New Napier Carnival, held from 21 to 28 January 1933, celebrated the opening of Napier after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. The float is decorated with white paper in layers with dark paper that reads: The Daily Telegraph in dark paper along the side. A woman is standing at the back of the float holding onto ribbons attached to a paper mache globe.

The float is turning from travelling south down Marine Parade. It is likely turning into Emerson Street. The photograph is taken from a slightly elevated position. Parade spectators line both sides of Marine Parade and the corner. Some spectators are standing along the old sea wall or on the public bench seats. A Norfolk Pine is visible in the background.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, 1933.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to card with two other prints.
Height x Width: 64 x 87mm
Height x Width: 210 x 98mm
Subject period
Subject date
Jan 1933
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 6776 e
Credit line
gifted by Mr R C Alward
Other number(s)
6776 e, m83/9, 78816

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