Story: Canterbury region

Earthquake-damaged spire (1st of 3)

Earthquake-damaged spire

This photograph from 1902–3 shows the spire of the Anglican Cathedral in Christchurch being reconstructed inside a copper-covered wooden structure. The spire had been damaged during the Amuri earthquake of 1888, and again in the Cheviot quake of 1901. On 22 February 2011, both the spire and the tower collapsed in the disastrous 6.3-magnitude earthquake.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Ashby Hargreaves Collection (PAColl-3047)
Reference: 1/2-018021; G
Photograph by Frederick Ashby Hargreaves

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10296/earthquake-damaged-spire (accessed 30 September 2020)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015