Story: Nelson region

Murchison earthquake road damage

These fissures in a country road near Murchison show some of the damage wrought on transport routes by the 1929 Murchison quake. Len Hutchins experienced the quake, and his recollections were recorded by Jim Henderson in this 1964 interview.

Sound file: Len Hutchings, interview by Jim Henderson for 'Open country no. 82,' 1964 (2'50"–4'34"). Alexander Turnbull Library, OHT5-0684

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frederick Nelson Jones Collection (PAColl-3051)
Reference: PAColl-3051-1-01
Photograph by Frederick Nelson Jones

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Land transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/28843/murchison-earthquake-road-damage (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015