Story: Historic earthquakes

Walking to safety (1st of 2)

Walking to safety

After the 1931 quake, roads were damaged and there were few cars, so people had to make their way as best they could. This photo shows the Lane family travelling from their damaged home in Hastings to stay in a house in Clive.

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MTG Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay Museums Trust/Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi collection
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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4566/walking-to-safety (accessed 16 October 2019)

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