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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.

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Year 1929

Reference number F1055

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:07:40

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