Temporary Hospital, Napier Racecourse

Robson, Edward Thomas
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Public Domain
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An image of victims and patients at the temporary hospital operating at Napier Racecourse, being sent to larger hospitals following the Hawke's Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931. In the foreground of the image, patients are being loaded into a medical transport vehicle. Some patients are sitting on beds outdoors, presumably waiting to be moved. Patients are visible lying in the A-frame tents constructed in rows at the racecourse. Nurses, doctors, orderlies and visitors are visible amongst the patients, tents and vehicles.

Photographer, Edward Robson.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 163 x 214mm
Sport & General Press Agency, Ltd., London, Printed, Printed
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15479
Credit Line
gifted by Peter Strothers
Other number(s)
15479, m2012/25/7, 83747


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