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|Self-portrait 1929||Poplar trees 1929-30||Blythe’s Buildings, Napier 1932|
|Ruins, Napier circa 1932||Shakespeare Road, Napier 1932||The Duvauchelles pub and hills 1933|
|Riverbed, Waiau 1932||Mt Stewart, Waiau, North Canterbury circa 1931-32||The Rape Paddock, Northern Hawke’s Bay circa 1935|
|Hill landscape, North Canterbury 1934||The Aviatrix 1933||Mountain biological station, Cass 1936|
|Mountain biological station, Cass 1936||Mountains, Cass 1936||Mountains, Cass 1936|
Blythe's Buildings, Napier
Blythe’s Buildings, Napier 1932
watercolour, 262 x 370 mm
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
The 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, which claimed 256 lives, was alarmingly close to home for Rita Angus. Her parents had recently settled in Napier, and their house was badly damaged – although they escaped unharmed. Later, her father’s construction company, W. M. Angus Ltd, helped rebuild the city.
Angus visited Napier a year after the earthquake and sketched among the ruins.
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