Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Wellington shoreline after the 1855 earthquake

Wellington shoreline after the 1855 earthquake

This 1860 photograph looks south along Wellington’s Lambton Quay, with the uplifted 1855 beach. The jetties have been built further out to sea so that ships could be unloaded.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-003924; G

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/photograph/4437/wellington-shoreline-after-the-1855-earthquake (accessed 30 September 2020)

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