Story: Historic earthquakes



A group from Tūtaki, east of Murchison, take a break as they trek over broken roads and landslides caused by the 1929 quake. Although travelling under difficult conditions, everyone is wearing a hat, which was usual dress at the time.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1929 Arthur’s Pass and Murchison earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

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