Men digging the mass grave at Park Island

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
The photograph depicts a group of men digging the mass grave for those who died in the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

The grave is situated at Park Island Cemetery. Underneath the image is written: grave diggers Napier.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, post 3 February 1931.
Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph attached to a photograph album.
Height x Width: 72 x 98mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19626
Credit Line
gifted by Joan Crawford
Other number(s)
2015/23/13, 19626, 92313
Accession number


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