VIEWS OF MURCHISON AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE FILMED BY A WELLINGTON VISITOR
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Footage of the aftermath of the earthquake which struck Murchison on June 17, 1929.
The Mayor of Nelson is seen with the Jones rescue party who walked through the Buller Gorge.
Shots of the damage to buildings of Nelson College, with large pieces of fallen masonry outside the main entrance to the school.
A Newman’s car is blocked by a slip on the road.
Men digging out vehicles, a log dam and flooded river.
Murchison residents in vehicles leaving the area including Dr McLean.
Public Works engineers tour the area.
Footage of the Matakitaki Valley where two homesteads were engulfed and four people lost their lives.
The top storey of the Morel’s home, carried away from its original site.
Shots of destroyed house. Mr and Mrs Morel were swept to the edge of the valley in a sea of clay and rocks. Men survey the newly-formed Matakitaki Lake.
Hodson’s Store, which later collapsed.
Newman’s car is seen crossing a temporary bridge over Doctor’s Creek.
People crossing further washouts on foot, carrying luggage and parcels.
Reference number F1055
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA