THE HAWKES BAY DISASTER

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Details

Year

1931

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

Technical details

( Sound Version 1965 ) B&W 15 mins.

Produced by Filmcraft Ltd. Photography by J.S. Vinsen & C.D. Barton Soundtrack recorded by N. Z. National Film Unit 1965

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 33

16mm film- W3471/16BW454

View a clip from 'The Hawkes Bay Disaster' at Te Ara (opens in new window)

Full Description

On the morning of February 3, 1931, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Hawkes Bay area causing extensive damage in Napier, Hastings and surroundings. The scenes of devastation in this film were probably filmed the day after the 'quake as the completed (silent) film was examined by the Film Censor on February 5, 1931.


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