Red Cross Depot, Wellington

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
View of Napier refugees at a Red Cross depot in Wellington following the Hawke's Bay earthquake on 3 February 1931.

The depot was located in the recently built railway goods shed at Thorndon. A railway track is visible on the left side of the photograph.
In the foreground, a woman stands at a table serving cups of tea and coffee. A crowd of people stand nearby. Further people are seated around the shed. In the background, a booth has been established. A sign on the wall above the table reads: Register Here Accommodation Arranged. To the right of this sign is a second sign reading: Kitchen Keep Out.

Photographer, unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 162 x 212mm
Acknowledge N.Z. Railways Publicity Photo., Stamp, Stamped
13 Feb 1931, Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15804
Credit line
gifted by Barry Hellberg
Other number(s)
2012/46/15, 15804, 80166
Accession number

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