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The Great flood of 1953, showing the Manawatu River (Stuart’s Bend) at the bottom left. My mid-day on Wednesday, 28 January, the river was at 21 feet and rising at the Fitzherbert Bridge.’ See ‘A time of transition’ by Val Burr, page 100’, for further details. See Also: Ian Matheson City Archive Research File A175/ 316

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Wh28_009195
Title
Stuart's Bend, Manawatu River in Flood
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Wh 28
Date
1953

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Place
Whakarongo

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Taxonomy

Tags
flood,
flooding,
photographs,
rural towns and life,
water,
Community Tags
natural disaster,

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