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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 sports ground were demolished, and a man was killed when he was blown off his roof as he tried to repair it. This photograph shows the damage done to the trees in the Victoria Esplanade during the storm.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Stm7_009075
Title
Victoria Drive at Esplanade after Storm
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Stm 7
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North
Date
1936

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Tags
esplanade,
event recordings,
natural disaster,
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