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 NEW ZEALAND

THE NAPIER EARTHQUAKE OF 1931

     
 
New Zealand village of Napier was totally destroyed by a savage earthquake in 1931.
 The following rare images give an insight into the devastation that was caused by this horrific earthquake.

Masonic Hotel-Napier - after the
earthquake and the subsequent fire.

Napier Hotel after the earthquake and before the fire.

Street scene, Napier.

Aerial view of Napier showing the almost total
destruction resulting from the earthquake.

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Jane Resture
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