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This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 20th March, 1963. "With a portion of a £4000 house stranded in midstream in the Manawatu River and with dusk fast approaching, contractors who were transporting this house called in the New Zealand Army to assist yesterday afternoon. Two mobile cranes were sent and at 6:30pm the house was safe from the river."

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2017N_2017-20_017590
Title
"Army To The Rescue"
Format
B&W negative
Held In
Other
Relation
2017-20
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection
Date
March 20, 1963

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Place
Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
crane,
house removal,
keith hay homes,
new zealand army,
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