Corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets, Napier

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows the devastation caused by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake and subsequent fire, to buildings at the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets, Napier. St John's Cathedral Sunday School building can be seen in the background. The Cathedral cross can be seen at the extreme right. The debris has been cleared up. Ernest Sinclair has written underneath the photograph: Shopping area - main streets of Napier.

Photographer, Ernest Sinclair.
Date, post 3 February 1931. The month may be March/April as the roads have been cleared of debris.
Primary Maker
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black & white photograph held in place in an album with photo corners.
Height x Width: 70 x 115mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19656
Credit line
gifted by Brian Sherborne
Other number(s)
2015/31/7, 19656, 92374
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