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This postcard shows a view of the Manawatu Gorge from the early 1900's. The Manawatu Gorge (in Maori Te Apiti, meaning 'The Narrow Passage') runs between the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges of the North Island of New Zealand, linking the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay regions. It lies to the northeast of Palmerston North - its western end is near the small town of Ashhurst, its eastern end is close to the town of Woodville. The Manawatu Gorge is significant because, unlike most gorges, the Manawatu River is a water gap, that is it runs directly through the surrounding ranges from one side to the other. This was caused by the ranges moving upwards at the same time as the gorge was eroded by the river, instead of the more usual erosion of an already existing range.

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Object type
Postcard
Digitisation ID
2014P_IMCA-DigitalMaster_008511
Title
View of the Manawatu Gorge
Relation
IMCA Digital Archive
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IMCA Digital Archive

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Manawatu
Date
January 25, 1902

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Palmerston North City Library

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