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On 16 September 1932 another earthquake disaster hit the Hawke’s Bay area. From the Wairoa and Gisborne retail areas, this footage captures some of the destruction, debris and devastation left in its wake.

WAIROA - Main Street Views.
The Freezing Works on fire. Wairoa.
North Clyde and Bridge.
Earth fissures at Wairoa.
The Wharf Sheds, Theatre and Post-Office.
The Camera recording an actual shake at Wairoa.
Sunday Earthquake completely destroys bridge.
An animated scene in Gladstone Road during a Quake.’
Station 2ZM broadcasts the news.
The wrecked building and working at the mike.’
Something had to go when the Bump’ came.
Gisborne’s major damage, Peel St.

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Year 1932

Reference number F21651

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:13:00

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