Kōrero: Hawke’s Bay region

‘The Hawke’s Bay disaster’

Most of central Napier was destroyed when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on 3 February 1931. Many buildings that survived the quake (mainly wooden ones) were lost in the subsequent fire, which started when chemists’ bunsen burners were upset. This film was made the day after the earthquake. The town has the appearance of a war zone.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: The Hawkes Bay Disaster. National Film Unit, 1965

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - 20th-century developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/23939/the-hawkes-bay-disaster (accessed 10 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015