THE GREAT HOLOCAUST FEB 3RD 1931 NAPIER IN RUINS

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A devastated Napier after the earthquake on February 3rd 1931. Electrical fires smoulder causing fog-like conditions. The city area is a pile of debris and rubble, with very few buildings left unscathed. Naval men search for the dead and a make shift hospital and surgery are set up. “Dr Moore's hospital resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa”, but apart from that, the rest of the street looked untouched.

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Year 1931

Reference number F7991

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:04:39