Napier from Bluff Hill

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows a panorama of Napier taken from Bluff Hill after the devastation caused by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake and subsequent fire. The St John's Cathedral's Sunday school brick building and cross can be seen on the right. Hastings Street can be seen on the extreme left. Ernest Sinclair has written underneath the photograph: Panoramic views - Napier Central.

Photographer, Ernest Sinclair.
Date, post 3 February 1931. The month may be March/April as much of the debris on the roads from the earthquake has been cleared up.
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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, 19670
Credit line
gifted by Brian Sherborne
Other number(s)
2015/31/21, 19670, 92389
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