New Napier - After the Earthquake

Photographs from the MTG Hawke's Bay collection which illustrates Napier and Hastings' redevelopment from the great 1931 Earthquake.
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The photograph shows Hastings Street, Napier taken after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire of 3 February 1931. The debris from the damaged buildings has been removed and the land cleared. Rebuilding of shops and business premises has begun. The buildings from left to right are Ritchies, Harstons Limited and Ringland Brothers (Bros). The tram line is still present as part of the road. The beginning of Shakespeare Street can be seen. Photographer, unknown. Date, 1932.

The photograph shows Hastings Street, Napier taken after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire of 3 February 1931. The debris from the damaged buildings has been removed and the land cleared. Rebuilding of shops and business premises has begun. The buildings from left to right are Ritchies, Harstons Limited and Ringland Brothers (Bros). The tram line is still present as part of the road. The beginning of Shakespeare Street can be seen. Photographer, unknown. Date, 1932.

Dalton Street, Napier  The photograph shows rebuilding of shops and businesses in Dalton Street, Napier. The previous buildings were destroyed in the 3 February 1931 earthquake. Hallenstein Brothers shop is shown on the right.  Photographer, unknown. Date unknown.

Dalton Street, Napier The photograph shows rebuilding of shops and businesses in Dalton Street, Napier. The previous buildings were destroyed in the 3 February 1931 earthquake. Hallenstein Brothers shop is shown on the right. Photographer, unknown. Date unknown.

Napier Central Business District, from Tiffen Park. Rebuilding has begun after the destruction caused by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The Market Reserve building, which is the photograph, was completed in June 1932. Dave Williams, photographer. Post 03 Feb 1931

Napier Central Business District, from Tiffen Park. Rebuilding has begun after the destruction caused by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The Market Reserve building, which is the photograph, was completed in June 1932. Dave Williams, photographer. Post 03 Feb 1931

Record Image Rebuilding in Napier central business district. The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and the construction of new buildings begun.  Photographer, A B Hurst.

Record Image Rebuilding in Napier central business district. The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and the construction of new buildings begun. Photographer, A B Hurst.

Hastings Street, Napier m84/4, 6832 b, 75319 This photograph depicts earthquake damage in Napier after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. Th...

Hastings Street, Napier 6832 b, 75319 This photograph depicts earthquake damage in Napier after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

New Napier Week Carnival  The photograph shows women pushing prams in a race along Dickens Street, Napier. The celebrations were part of the New Napier Week Carnival. These were held in early January 1933, to celebrate the rebuilding of Napier after the 3 February 1931 earthquake. The tram lines can be seen embedded in the road.  Photographer, Dave Williams. Date, January 1933.

New Napier Week Carnival The photograph shows women pushing prams in a race along Dickens Street, Napier. The celebrations were part of the New Napier Week Carnival. These were held in early January 1933, to celebrate the rebuilding of Napier after the 3 February 1931 earthquake. The tram lines can be seen embedded in the road. Photographer, Dave Williams. Date, January 1933.

Rebuilding, Hawke's Bay W75 (c), 78660 A photograph of construction work taken after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. A new building is in...

Rebuilding, Hawke's Bay (c), 78660 A photograph of construction work taken after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.

The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and new building begun.  In the foreground of the photograph shows the construction of the Criterion Hotel on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets. The temporary Criterion bar can be seen behind the new building. The spire of St Patrick's Catholic Church can be seen in the distance on the right.  Photographer, A B Hurst, Napier.

The photograph shows that the devastation caused to the Napier central business district by the 3 February Hawke's Bay earthquake has been cleaned up and new building begun. In the foreground of the photograph shows the construction of the Criterion Hotel on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets. The temporary Criterion bar can be seen behind the new building. The spire of St Patrick's Catholic Church can be seen in the distance on the right. Photographer, A B Hurst, Napier.

Napier after the great earthquake 70722 The photograph has been taken from Napier hill looking down into the business centre of the town. ...

Napier after the great earthquake 70722 The photograph has been taken from Napier hill looking down into the business centre of the town.

The photograph shows the redevelopment of Emerson Street Napier. The original buildings were destroyed in the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. There are several earthquake damaged buildings visible. New shops have been built and the road is being fixed.  Photographer, possibly Percy Sorrell. Date, unknown.

The photograph shows the redevelopment of Emerson Street Napier. The original buildings were destroyed in the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. There are several earthquake damaged buildings visible. New shops have been built and the road is being fixed. Photographer, possibly Percy Sorrell. Date, unknown.


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