Tornado damage to a house in Halswell: Picturing Canterbury

Tornado damage to a house in Halswell. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02192A.

Damage to the exterior of a Halswell house at 8 Kinrana Place caused by a tornado. 20 January 1983.

On 19 January 1983, at around 8pm, a tornado swept through Halswell. The severest damage occurred in Kinrana Place. 

Do you have any photographs of the 1983 Halswell tornado? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection.

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