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The 1953 flooding of the Manawatu and Oroua River was one of the worst on record for the area.It is said that the floodwaters reached the windowsills of this family home. A family member returned to the house to collect much needed supplies when the telephone rang. The company who owned the petrol pumps next door wanted them to be checked, but they were still under a foot of water at the time.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_IMCA-DigitalMaster_009498
Title
Flooded House in Rangiotu Flood
Relation
Digital Photograph Collection, with no hardcopy held
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive

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Creation

Created By
Place
Manawatu
Date
February 1953

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Community Tags
flood,
natural disaster,
water,

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