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The 1953 flooding of the Manawatu and Oroua River was one of the worst on record for the area. This photograph shows the debris left by the floodwaters. An eyewitness said local boys made makeshift rafts from the branches.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014P_IMCA-DigitalMaster_009478
Title
Trapped Debris, Rangiotu Flood
Relation
Digital Photograph Collection, with no hardcopy held
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive

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Creation

Created By
Place
Manawatu
Date
February 1953

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

Taxonomy

Community Tags
flood,
natural disaster,

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