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A severe storm which crossed the North Island 2 February 1936 caused substantial damage in and around Palmerston North, one of the hardest hit towns. Houses lost roofs, chimneys were blown over, the grandstands of the A&P Association, the Awapuni Racecourse and the sportsground were demolished, and a man was killed when he was blown off his roof as he tried to repair it.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bc 86
Date
February 1936
Digitisation ID
2009N_Bc86_BUI_2370
Held In
Coolstore

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Taxonomy

Tags
building,
buildings,
business,
commercial,
demolition,
dog,
photographs,
the big,
wreckage,
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