Elsie Harris talks about the 1855 earthquake. Her grandparents owned a farm near the Pāuatahanui Inlet, which was affected by the quake. The image shows a watercolour of nearby Porirua Harbour, painted about 1842.
Sound file: Elsie Harris, interview by Jennifer Jones, 1988 (2'54"–3'48") Alexander Turnbull Library, OHC-011373
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