Story: Historic earthquakes

Camping on the beach (2nd of 2)

Camping on the beach

The weather was fine and warm in the days after the earthquake, and many people chose to camp on the streets with rugs, mattresses and a few household possessions. Because violent aftershocks continued to jolt the city, they felt that it was safer to remain outdoors. These people have gathered on the foreshore at Marine Parade.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

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