Kōrero: Floods

Kōpuawhara No. 4 camp

Kōpuawhara No. 4 camp

Photographed on 17 February 1938, two days before the disaster, this works camp was built on a small area of flat land. The bed of the Kōpuawhara Stream is to the left of the camp. As the river flats were a few metres above the level of the river, it seemed a safe site.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-61445; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - The Kōpuawhara flash flood, 1938', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4883/kopuawhara-no-4-camp (accessed 20 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017