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Hawkes Bay “Before” and “After.” The great earthquake of 1931. An historical record. (1 July 1931). Facsimile edition with additional chapters by DG Conly, February 1981. Printed and Published by the Daily Telegraph Co Ltd, Napier

Early history of Hawkes Bay, early Maori-European contact, whalers, pioneers and early settlers, small townships, reclamation of swamps, sub-divisions, Hotels, Ports and shipping, fires and floods, old homesteads, farming and Stations, the road to Taupo, progress, Post Office, hydro electric power, important events
Thumbnail sketches of prominent men

Ahuriri, Westshore, Napier
Waipureku, Clive
Hastings, Havelock North
Hatuma, Waipukurau, Waipawa
Wairoa, Waikaremoana

The earthquake of 3 February 1931
The text tells the story of the event, destruction, fires, how the people coped, remarkable rescues
Geological information
Help from the Navy
Portraits and short bios of more men

Lists of:
Buildings (incl houses) destroyed or damaged
Buildings which survived

Repros of the Emergency News Bulletins issued by The Daily Telegraph, Napier which incl lists of casualties and injured

Photos: Napier, Hastings, Waipukurau, Waipawa, Wairoa, Gisborne: people (not named), roads, railway, buildings, farmland. People of Tangoio

Fifty Years On:
Rebuilding, learning from the disaster

Unpaginated; b/w photos; large oversized hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; good condition; spine ends sl chipped; 5cm tear lower front; several v/small tears

A very tidy copy of this book which has a large collection of photos from the region affected, both before and after the earthquake, and is by far the best book about this terrible disaster

Text Copyright 2015
Collectible Books, Napier

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