Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Celebrating reconstruction

Celebrating reconstruction

Life was disrupted for over two years as central Napier was rebuilt, but in early 1933 a parade was held to celebrate the re-opening of the shopping precinct. The art deco style of the 1930s influenced the architecture, which was much simpler. Ornate – and dangerous – parapets and facades had disappeared, but all shops had verandahs to provide shelter from the weather.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-5927-15

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Rebuilding Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4577/celebrating-reconstruction (accessed 19 July 2024)

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