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MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Browning Street saga. [19]31.

Reference Number: D-011-022

Shows the old Napier Post Office on the corner of Shakespeare Road and Browning Street, burning. An elderly lady at the right is helped by two fireman. A man in white uniform stands at the centre. Two prisoners clear rubble at the left.Notes accompanying the painting indicate that the elderly woman had walked down the hill past the fire and was dazed and blistered. The prisoners who helped were later released for this work, except for one who escaped and was later recaptured and returned to prison.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Donald George MacNab, Shakespeare Road, Browning Street, Fires - New Zealand - Hawke's Bay Region, Post offices - New Zealand - Hawke's Bay Region, Disasters, Earthquakes - New Zealand - Hawke's Bay Region and Prisoners - New Zealand - Hawke's Bay Region.

Part of:
MacNab, Donald George, 1912-1996 :Browning Street saga. [19]31., Reference Number D-011-022 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 420 x 680 mm (sight). Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: One of a series of paintings made by MacNab, an eighteen-year-old student at Napier Technical College, immediately after the earthquake. He worked day and night for two days, and daily thereafter, to make a pictorial record of the event (See "Dominion", 27 January 1989, page 6).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-011298)

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