Fires after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake meant that almost none of the buildings in the central business district of Napier could be used again. Before reconstruction could start, the remains of the older buildings had to be torn down and carted away.
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MTG Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay Museums Trust/Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi collection
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