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Nelson College damaged by the Murchison earthquake, 1929

Reference Number: 1/2-072308-G

Damage to Nelson College caused by the Murchison earthquake. Stonework from the tower has fallen onto a field below, causing damage to the building's roof and steps. A group of boys are standing in the foreground. Photographed circa 17 June 1929 by Frederick Nelson Jones.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Building portraits, related to Nelson College, School buildings - New Zealand - Nelson-Marlborough Region, Buildings - Earthquake effects, High schools - New Zealand - Nelson-Marlborough Region, Earthquakes - New Zealand - Tasman Region and Building, Brick - New Zealand - Nelson-Marlborough Region.

Part of:
Jones, Frederick Nelson, 1881-1962 :Negatives of the Nelson district, Reference Number PAColl-3051 (286 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The building was built in 1906 after the original wooden building was destroyed by fire in 1904. It was replaced in 1941 with the present building.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures51. Nelson. Schools. Nelson College. 1929(PFP-028298)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: Boys College Nelson. N.Z After the quake; Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: F.N.Jones

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