Napier central business district after earthquake

Martin, Ray
Bell, Wanganui
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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The photograph shows the Napier central business district after the devastation of the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

Smoke from the fires, that occurred after the earthquake, can be seen rising amongst the ruins. Part of the wall of St Paul's Presbyterian church is visible on the right. The Norfolk Pines along Marine Parade can be seen in the distance. There are people standing on the hillside to the left looking over the town.

Photographer, Ray Martin.
Date, possibly 3 or 4 February 1931.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph.
Height x Width: 67 x 110mm
Print by Bell Wanganui, Stamp, Stamp
Subject period
Subject date
03 Feb 1931
04 Feb 1931
Credit Line
gifted by David Martin
Other number(s)
2015/6/1, 19450, 92047
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