Modern town raised on rubble of 1931 earthquake in New Zealand.
Napier, New Zealand.
Title reads 'Earthquake City - Then and Now'.
BGV. Looking out over Napier, capital of the Hawke's Bay Province in New Zealand. Various shots around the parks and gardens in Napier with its palm trees and statues, etc. GV. Cars moving along (driving on left) avenues lined up in palm trees. Various shots of street scenes around the busy town of Napier. CU. Street signs, Shakespeare Road, Dickens Street, Browning Street, Tennyson Street, Delhi Road and Civil Square East. Various library shots of 1930's street scenes in Napier at that time. Various shots of film of 1931 earthquake - the devastation, rubble, buried cars, etc. Various shots of the new housing developments being built up around Napier. BGV. From a hill outside Napier and the large area around it.
Date found in the old record - 04/06/1964.