Story: Whanganui region

Floodwaters, Whanganui, 1904 (1st of 2)

Floodwaters, Whanganui, 1904

The rivers of the region have all flooded on occasion. On 26 May 1904 floodwaters 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)
Reference: 1/1-017493;G
Photograph by Frank J. Denton

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18999/floodwaters-whanganui-1904 (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015