Mushroom cloud formation: Picturing Canterbury

Mushroom cloud formation. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02915A.

Mushroom cloud formation over the Port Hills. In the foreground is the Government Life building. 26 January 1985.

Appearing on the same day as when acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer confirmed that New Zealand would not abandon its anti-nuclear stand, the Christchurch Weather Office reassured residents that the cloud was just a Cumulonimbus cloud formation.

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