Bank safe, Napier

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

About this object
The photograph features a group of people standing around a bank safe, discovered standing alone after the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The building in which the safe was housed has completely collapsed. In the foreground is a soldier with a gun. A man can be seen removing items from the safe. Underneath the image is written: Removing cash from a bank safe at Napier after the quake.

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, 19635
Credit Line
gifted by Joan Crawford
Other number(s)
2015/23/22, 19635, 92323
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