Tex Charteris remembers his experience on the Wairarapa coast during the June 1942 earthquake. Damage was widespread to roads and bridges in the region. Here a member of the Home Guard stands ready to warn travellers that the bridge is impassable.
Sound file: Oliver 'Tex' Charteris, interview by Hugo Manson for the NZOHA Martinborough Project, 1982 (18'03"–19'42"). Alexander Turnbull Library, OHT5-0684
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