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Hawkes Bay Earth Quake

A Huge collection of transciptions from Hawkes Bay , Poverty Bay Newspapers
Painstakingly transcribed by Elaine, and her Fantastic team
Your Time has been appreciated and I am delighted to be allowed to put them on my site

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After words


Hawke’s Bay and earthquake

(Feb 3, 1931)

Helen McConnochie

Friends of the Hawke’s Bay Cultural Trust

Hastings District Libraries

Helen McConnochie’s main career was in Radio New Zealand as Presenter, Producer, Tutor and Script Editor. She initiated several programmes, breaking new ground with Future Indicative, designed as a forum for people with disabilities.

Recording interviews for the Hawke’s Bay Cultural Trust’s Earthquake Archive has been a continuation of her former work.

The original suggestion from Kathryn Rowe to publish letters from survivors of the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake has been extended to include selected extracts from recorded interviews in the H B Cultural Trust Earthquake Archive.

AfterWords is a blending of the two ideas.

June Clarke spent most of her working life at the Hawke’s Bay Herald-Tribune, in Hastings, firstly as a Teletypist and later as a Sub-Editor. Her mother was at Central School in Hastings when the earthquake struck, and June grew up listening to stories of horror and humour from the family.

Index of people who are mentioned in this book

Alexander Ralph

Amner Gordon

Ashcroft W.H.

Beddows Dorothy

Beer Harold Leslie

Bellamy Beatrice

Berge Olive Grace

Cowlrick Joy

Cox David

Day Isobel

Devine Monnie

Dick Keith

Dine Jim

Dobson Lancelot

Gardiner Herb

Garnham Bill

Gilchrist Florence

Gill Alberta Lilian

Greaney Ted

Gwynn Robin

Hay Nell

Higgins Peggy

Hill Elizabeth

Hodgkinson Ivan Stanley

Hohepa John

Holms Robert

Jefferys Peter

Jessep Percival James

King Joe

Lister John

McKay Dorothy Bernice

McKenzie Jean

Mansfield Ethel

Martin Jean

Minto Neville

Nelson Mercia

Nightingale Fred

Otto Quida

Pearce Janet Gregg

Prebble Tom

Rouse Gwen

Shakespeare Ron

Sheppard Althaea

Simpson Nigel

Smith Owen Somerset

Smyth Evelyn

Spackman Lawry

Spiller Ken

Stack Eugenie

Steel Ronald Archer

Storkey Rev Doug

Swailes Keith

Tomoana Tama

Vogtherr Ernest

Vogtherr Gordon

Walker Frank

Watson Percy

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