Accession Number
2013.17.22
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 25 February 2011 showing earthquake damage on Norwich Quay. The photograph is taken from approximately the intersection of Sutton and Norwich Quays looking east along Norwich Quay. The photograph also shows the eastern slope of Lyttelton and the damaged Timeball Station.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
25 Feb 2011
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
Norwich Quay’s streetscape has changed several times since European settlement. The small temporary structures which were built around the port were replaced with more substantial wooden buildings. These were burnt down in the great fire of Lyttelton in 1870. In late 2013, only 14 of the 28 buildings in the whole of Norwich quay remained standing, and the future of some of these is still undecided. The buildings on the seaward side of the road have gradually been replaced with open storage as cargoes shipped through the port have changed.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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