"West to the Annie": Renata Kawepo's Hawkes Bay legacy / by
the RD9 Historical Committee ; edited by Tony Robinson.
Has Appendix with an eyewitness account "The day of the
earthquake" by Nola McAulay.
Quake : Hawke's Bay 1931 / Matthew Wright.
The Hawke's Bay earthquake : New Zealand's greatest natural
disaster / Robert McGregor. 1998
Earthquakes / Anna Rogers ; research by Geoff Conly.
Art deco city [videorecording] : the art deco architecture
of Napier, New Zealand / producers, Murray and Judi Sawyer.
1995. Includes details of the 1931 earthquake.
The Napier earthquake / Kevin Boon. c1990.
The great quake / Robert McGregor, text ;
Peter Hallett, contemporary photographs.
Darkest days / by Bruce Morris. 1987.
New Zealand's darkest days / by Bruce Morris.
Hawke's Bay "before" and "after" : the great earthquake of
1931 : an historical record
1931-1981 : out of the ruins : drawings and photographs of
earthquake damage and 50 years after / [drawings and text by
Colin B. Wilkinson. c1980
The shock of '31 : the Hawke's Bay earthquake / by Geoff
Earthquake, Napier, 1931
The full story of the great earthquake disaster at Hawke's
Bay, New Zealand, on 3rd February, 1931 Published
as The Weekender special overseas edition, February 25, 1931.
Hawke's Bay Earthquake, 1931 12 in Folder
Photos (Reference only)
Letter to Kit / Bill Ashcroft and Mr. Ashcroft Senior.
Two letters describing personal experiences of the
Napier earthquake (Reference only).
Art Deco Napier: Earthquake page
Titiromai - Looking at us! HB Cultural Trust's image
History of Ahuriri
Napier City Council history page.
Kiwi Herald report
NZ Disasters: Earthquake: Napier
Christchurch City Library Factsheet.
Extract from a Special Edition of "The Weekender" dated 12 March
HB Presbytery records
Records damage to Presbyterian churches in HB and lost records.
Jane Resture's collection of postcards showing damage to Napier.
Hastings Street Napier - image 1
Hastings Street Napier - image 2
Hastings Street Napier - image 3
Christchurch City Library photograph collection.
NZ Plate Tectonics - why NZ landscapes look the way they do
Don't be put off by the title - this site is a treasure of
beautiful photos and easy to understand information and diagrams
showing how NZ is being formed.
Excellent background to cause and effect of the '31 earthquake.
A panoramic photograph graphically shows the uplift of the land
behind Ahuriri -
Plate Tectonics - part 4
Hastings and Napier were rebuilt in two popular
architectural styles at the time, with Art Deco and Spanish
Mission buildings in both cities.
Hastings - Spanish Mission style
Earthquake Hazard Centre - a huge body of knowledge is now
available for earthquake resistant building.
Other earthquake links
NZ Earthquake Commission's monitoring system for earthquakes,
volcanic activity etc.
GeoNet's recent New Zealand earthquakes
Ministry of Civil
Defence & Emergency Management