Herschell Street, Napier
The photograph shows sailors, probably from HMS Veronica, two firemen and unidentified men pulling down what remains of a building damaged by the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The image is taken at the corner of Herschell Street and Tennyson Street. The road has been cleared of debris to allow vehicle and public access. Damaged buildings are visible in the background.
Hastings Street, Napier
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.
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.
Emerson Street, Napier
The photograph shows Emerson Street, Napier after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire which occurred on 3 February 1931. The exterior walls of the buildings are all that are left standing. Scorch marks can be seen on some of the walls.
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.
Tennyson Street, Napier
The photograph shows Tennyson Street, Napier, after the 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. Smoke is visible amongst the buildings of which only the walls remain. A policeman stands holding his bicycle and a sailor can be seen in the background both looking towards the source of the smoke.
Motoring magic from the wonder age of deco – part 1
I made the pilgrimage this year to my home town of Napier, New Zealand – and its annual Art Deco weekend – three or four days of Golden Age Hollywood style partying with air shows, vint…