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. Photographer, Percy Sorrell. Date, 3 February 1931.

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. Photographer, Percy Sorrell. Date, 3 February 1931.

The photograph shows Ahuriri after the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake. The image has been taken looking towards Napier Hill. Photographer, Dave Williams. Date, post 3 February 1931

The photograph shows Ahuriri after the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake. The image has been taken looking towards Napier Hill. Photographer, Dave Williams. Date, post 3 February 1931

Building on Fire, Hawke's Bay 1931 Earthquake.Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15595

Building on Fire, Hawke's Bay 1931 Earthquake.Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 15595

Tents, Napier Raceourse,  An image depicting pitched tents at Napier Racecourse used to house refugees following the Hawke's Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931. Photographer, unknown.   Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 4352 b

Tents, Napier Raceourse, An image depicting pitched tents at Napier Racecourse used to house refugees following the Hawke's Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931. Photographer, unknown. Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 4352 b

Searching the Rubble, Napier.  The photograph shows unidentified men searching the rubble for the injured and dead, after the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The exterior walls are all that remain of the building. Cyril Walter Lambourne, photographer. Post 03 Feb 1931

Searching the Rubble, Napier. The photograph shows unidentified men searching the rubble for the injured and dead, after the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The exterior walls are all that remain of the building. Cyril Walter Lambourne, photographer. Post 03 Feb 1931

The photograph shows the corner of Browning and Hastings streets, Napier after 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The destroyed Bank of New Zealand building can be seen on the corner. All that remains of it are the exterior walls. Surrounding the bank are the ruins of shops. The old Napier Post Office chimney can be seen on the right of the photograph.  Photographer, Cyril Walter Lambourne. Date, post 3 February 1931.

The photograph shows the corner of Browning and Hastings streets, Napier after 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. The destroyed Bank of New Zealand building can be seen on the corner. All that remains of it are the exterior walls. Surrounding the bank are the ruins of shops. The old Napier Post Office chimney can be seen on the right of the photograph. Photographer, Cyril Walter Lambourne. Date, post 3 February 1931.

Emerson Street, Napier 70656 The photograph shows Emerson Street, Napier after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire which occurr...

Emerson Street, Napier 70656 The photograph shows Emerson Street, Napier after the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire which occurr...

Hastings Street, Napier, The photograph shows Hastings Street, Napier looking towards the hill. The buildings have been destroyed by the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. All that remains are the exterior walls. There are several crushed cars amongst the debris.

Hastings Street, Napier, The photograph shows Hastings Street, Napier looking towards the hill. The buildings have been destroyed by the devastating 3 February 1931 earthquake and subsequent fire. All that remains are the exterior walls. There are several crushed cars amongst the debris.

Emerson Street, A street view of Emerson street, taken from Clive Square on the 3rd of February, 1931, after the Hawkes Bay earthquake. The damaged building on the left is the Provincial Hotel. Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5452 c

Emerson Street, A street view of Emerson street, taken from Clive Square on the 3rd of February, 1931, after the Hawkes Bay earthquake. The damaged building on the left is the Provincial Hotel. Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5452 c

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