Story: Historic earthquakes

The landslide site today (2nd of 2)

The landslide site today

This photograph is of the Wellington landslide site (on the Hutt Road), which was painted by Charles Gold soon after the 1855 quake. Now covered in vegetation, the slip is difficult to recognise.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1855 Wairarapa earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

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