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This dam was constructed in 1906-1907 to replace the original dam (built 1888-1889). It was built to a height of 15 feet, though this would later prove insufficient for the growing population of Palmerston North. In 1912, it was raised to a height of 50 feet.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection W 2
Date
1907
Digitisation ID
2014N_W2_009153
Format
B&W print
Held In
Coolstore

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engineering,
local government,
municipal,
photographs,
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pncc,
postcard,
tiritea,
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