From Disaster to Recovery: the Hastings CBD 1931-35
No reply from publisher as at October 2008. On the third of Febraury 1931 at 10.47am., a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Hawke's Bay. In Hastings at least 93 people lost their lives, with hundreds more injured. In this book Michael Fowler details the destructive impact of the 1931 quake on the Hastings CBD and its subsequent recovery. The 25 city blocks of the CBD are catalogued with hundrreds of previously unpublished personal stories and photographs, which tell dramatic sotries of the destruction and heroism. Discover the horror of that day in Hastings, but also come on a journey with this courageous community, as they rebuilt their lives and fought for their own full-service hospital.