Story: Coastal erosion

Wellington storm

Wellington storm

Southerly storms often batter Wellington’s coast. In March 1972, waves poured over the sea wall and onto Moa Pt Road, forcing this man (far right) to abandon his truck. Much coastal erosion is caused by large storm waves over very short periods of time.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1972/2657/21

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How to cite this page:

Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - People, houses, and managing erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6358/wellington-storm (accessed 13 July 2020)

Story by Willem de Lange, published 12 Jun 2006