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  • Short Summary

    Footage of damage caused by Massive Earthquake in New Zealand.

  • Description

    New Zealand.

    Full titles read: "EARTHQUAKE IN NEW ZEALAND (first pictures) - Many killed - damage estimated at 10 million pounds - thousands homeless and every bridge and road broken for hundreds of square miles - but Pathe cameraman got his picture.!"

    L/S's of severely damaged large building. L/S's of destroyed roadway, telegraph poles lean overt. L/S of landslide on the rail track. L/S of damaged bungalow. Various more shots of damaged bridges and buildings caused by the natural disaster.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    800.30
    Media URN:
    36239
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:57:00 / 01:54:30:00
    Canister:
    G 1639

Comments (1)

  1. Jamie Mackay says

    This was the 1929 Murchison earthquake. On 17 June an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the north of the South Island, killing 17 people. The shock was felt throughout New Zealand but centred on the Murchison area, where it caused massive landslides. Read more here: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/historic-earthquakes/page-5

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