You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. Slideshow Section 0 Comments The upper part of the suburb prior to the 1979 slip. Doug Holmes with a loud hailer during the evacuation. Removing personal effects. Assistance from the Army. Humour amidst crisis. Some of the destroyed houses. Some of the destroyed houses. A cat carefully negotiates the destroyed pavement. Seeking answers after the disaster. The day after and 30 years later. Modern photo by Stephen Jaquiery. Pictures of the landslip at Abbotsford on August 8, 1979, from the Otago Daily Times archive. Photo prints available from otagoimages.co.nz. Comment now Related Stories People: Art awards People: Floral show People: Festival launch People: Ford car run Henry Ford Celebration Car Run People: Opening night of 'Grease' People: Book launch of 'The Snow Farmer' People: Bannockburn Wine Map Launch People: Winter Ball People: Otago Medical Research Foundation lunch People: Duncan Laing biography book launch People: Otago School of Medical Sciences photographic competition More Add a Comment Login or register to post comments.