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Catching eels
Harry McKee told his son this story of eeling in 1920s Taranaki.
A mother’s story
Eleanor Kay, a mother of three, wrote to her family about the traumatic events.
A rush to the playground
Norma Wing’s familiar primary school became a place of terror.
Long way home
Ray Copland came to consciousness alone in the playground of ‘a ghost school’.
On the farm
Out at Fern Hill, the Napier earthquake was as frightening as for those in town.
Worse than facing the Japanese
Helen Mason was a young mother living near Carterton when the Wairarapa earthquake hit in June 1942.
Falling bombs?
In Wellington, some including Paul De Rungs believed the 1942 earthquake was the Japanese attacking.

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