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"Serious for some; Fun for Others" - Surface Flooding

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This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 25 August 1958, page 10: "The torrential rain which fell on Saturday was the cause of some concern to residents in the city and surrounding country. In Clausen Street and Exeter Street many inches of surface water lay across the road and footpaths. For the older residents the matter was serious, but the younger ones, for whom water always has a fascination, the flooding was fun. From left to right are: William Robinson, Peter Devantier, Patricia Allen and Frances Robinson. The children had made a small boat which they floated down the over-full gutters."

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2017N_2017-20_014866
Title
"Serious for some; Fun for Others" - Surface Flooding
Relation
Manawatu Standard Negative Collection
Format
B&W negative
Held In
Coolstore
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection

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Corner of Clausen and Exeter Street, Palmerston North
Date
August 25, 1958

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Fairfax Media New Zealand

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