The earthquake struck at 4.35 a.m. on Saturday 4 September and was felt by many people in the South Island and the southern North Island. There was considerable damage in central Canterbury, especially in Christchurch, but no loss of life.
Darfield War Memorial Hall pictured shortly before its demolition in 1984.
The former site of the Darfield War Memorial Hall has been transformed into Tussock Reserve. Brass interpretation panels tell the story of the war memorial hall and highlight prominent moments in the history of the local Malvern area.
Top image: Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, circa 1984Other images: Francis Vallance, 2010
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