Story: Whanganui region

Flood waters, Whanganui, 1904 (1st of 2)

Flood waters, Whanganui, 1904

The rivers of the region have all flooded on occasion. On 26 May 1904 flood waters from the Whanganui River made lower Victoria Street in Whanganui nearly impassable to wheeled traffic – but navigable by rowboat!

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tesla Studios Collection (PAColl-3046)
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Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015