Story: Historic earthquakes

Effects in Martinborough, June 1942

There was widespread damage throughout the Wairarapa region from the earthquakes of 24 June and 2 August, especially in shops and larger buildings. In this sound clip Constance 'Dickie' Budd describes the effect of the June earthquake in Martinborough, a small country town.

Mrs Constance 'Dickie' Budd, interview by Judith Fyfe for the NZOHA Martinborough Project, 1982 (21'02"–23'12"), Alexander Turnbull Library, OHT5-0071

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1942 Wairarapa earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

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