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14 June 1902 saw one of the largest floods in Palmerston North, with water reaching just under the Fitzherbert Bridge decking and the southern approach to the bridge washed away. The water supply was cut off for 3 days, trees and parts of the riverbank were swept away and many buidings were flooded, especially in the Hokowhitu area, from where this photograph is taken.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_FL12_3538
Title
Flooding of the Manawatu River
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Fl 12
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Palmerston North
Date
June 14, 1902

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

Taxonomy

Community Tags
flood,
natural disaster,

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