Story: Historic earthquakes

Edgecumbe dairy factory

Ron Russell was manager of the Edgecumbe dairy factory in 1987. He describes watching these huge milk storage silos being shaken down.

Sound file: Ron Russell, interview by Judith Fyfe for the Bay of Plenty Earthquake Oral History Project, 1987 (12'07"–14'06"). Alexander Turnbull Library, OHC-002875

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/4719/edgecumbe-dairy-factory (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017