Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Coastal landslide (1 o 2)

Coastal landslide

This watercolour, painted by Charles Emilius Gold, shows a landslide blocking the coastal track between Wellington and the Hutt Valley after the 1855 Wairarapa earthquake. The quake raised the land around the coast, making it possible to build the Hutt Road.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-103-016
Watercolour by Charles Emilius Gold

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1855 Wairarapa earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/4434/coastal-landslide (accessed 28 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017