This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 06 March 1961 "An exact model of that portion of the Manawatu River near the Taonui basin, just above the confluence of the Oroua River, has been built at the rear of the Manawatu Catchment Board's premises in Ruahine Street. Even the suspension bridge below the Half-Crown Bend has been put in to scale. By means of controlling the water stored in two huge tanks, the pumps can develop floods to a scale even heavier than that which covered much low-lying country in 1953. Such a flood was turned on by board's engineer (Mr. P.G. Evans) during an inspection of the model by delegates to the New Zealand Catchment Boards' Association last Thursday. The model will allow the board to gauge the effect of alternative means of river protection under all conditions. This photograph was taken from near the most upstream portion of the model."
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- "Working Model of Manawatu River"
- B&W negative
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