Gardens, Marine Parade, Napier

Production date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
The photograph shows the newly formed gardens built on Marine Parade after the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. In the background is the wall of the Napier swimming baths and Bluff Hill. At right in the foreground is the sundial, the first feature in the new gardens, designed by architect J A Louis Hay and gifted by J R Kirk, a former Mayor of Gisborne, who was impressed by the spirit of rehabilitation following the earthquake of 1931. Underneath the photograph Ernest Sinclair has written: Napier in the making again. New - Marine Parade - Napier.

Photographer, Ernest Sinclair.
Date, post 3 February 1931.
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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: 64 x 112mm
Subject period
Subject date
Post 03 Feb 1931
Current rights
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 19748
Credit line
gifted by Brian Sherborne
Other number(s)
2015/31/99, 19748, 92467
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