Business area of Napier from Bluff Hill

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 the business area of Napier. The St John's Cathedral Sunday School brick building is still standing in the foreground with the cross to the left. Ernest Sinclair has written underneath the photograph: Panorama of snaps of Napier Central.

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: 72 x 115mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19660
Credit line
gifted by Brian Sherborne
Other number(s)
2015/31/11, 19660, 92378
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