Story: Historic earthquakes

Shop damage (2nd of 2)

Shop damage

An overwhelming task faces Glenda Swan, cleaning up a grocery store in Edgecumbe. Because supermarket goods are loosely stacked on shelves, staff are usually faced by chaotic scenes like this after an earthquake.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/0991/36A

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4535/shop-damage (accessed 27 February 2020)

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