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Earthquake damage, Wellington, 1848

Earthquake damage, Wellington, 1848

Surveyor Robert Park made sketches of Wellington buildings damaged by the 1848 Marlborough earthquakes. Shown here are (from top): Fitzherbert’s store, the ordnance store, the colonial hospital and the premises of Hickson & Co.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Lithograph by Robert Park

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1848 Marlborough earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/4387/earthquake-damage-wellington-1848 (accessed 7 June 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017