Damaged Buildings, Heretaunga Street

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About this object
A photograph of earthquake damage along Heretaunga Street in the central business area of Hastings. The damage pictured resulted from the Hawke's Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931. A chute from the exposed first floor of H Blackmore and Company to street level is being used to clear internal debris. The Burton Brewery Truck is parked along the street in the left foreground of the image. The Pasadena Tea Rooms, Lovell Smith Photographic Studio and several other businesses along the street are identifiable.

Photographer, unknown.
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Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 77 x 104mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 33 d
Other number(s)
33 d, 83046


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