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An aerial view of Child Brothers metal crushing plant during the great flood of 1953. Child Brothers Ltd, Carriers and Fuel Merchants, was established in 1919 by Edward G Child and his sons, W J Child & E W H Child. They opened the metal crushing depot and plant at the end of Albert Street near the Manawatu River c1927. The business later became known as Child Metal Ltd.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bc 150
Date
1953
Digitisation ID
2009N_Bc150_BUI_ 2402
Held In
Coolstore

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Taxonomy

Tags
buildings,
business,
photographs,
water,
Community Tags
digger,
flood,
natural disaster,
truck,

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