Story: Wetlands

Christchurch, 1860 (2nd of 2)

Christchurch, 1860

The city of Christchurch was built on swampy land. This view looking south to the Worcester Street bridge shows flat, poorly drained land next to the flax-lined Avon River.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edward Seager Album
Reference: 1/2-022720-F
Photograph by Alfred Charles Barker

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Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - What are wetlands?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14283/christchurch-1860 (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Peter Johnson, published 24 Sep 2007