View of Napier

United Press Pictures
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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About this object
View of Napier taken after the Hawke's Bay earthquake on 3 February 1931.

The photograph is thought to have been taken from Gladstone Road looking south west towards the Central Business District. The intersection of Hastings Street and Browning Street is located in the left foreground of the image. Prior to the earthquake, the site in the top right hand corner of the intersection was occupied by the premises of the Bank of New Zealand. Only part of the façade remains standing. To the right, the offices of the Diocese of Waiapu and the remains of St John's Cathedral are visible.

Other buildings that can be seen in the photograph include the premises of Blythes, Dalgety's, and the Hawke's Bay Motor Company Limited. Smoke appears to rise from several buildings.

Photographer, United Press Pictures.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 166 x 216mm
United Press Pictures Queen St., Auckland, N.Z., Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15874
Credit Line
gifted by Barry Hellberg
Other number(s)
2012/46/85, 15874, 80693
Accession number


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