This photograph shows the camp the day after the flood. In the early morning of 19 February 1938 a flash flood raced down the Kōpuawhara Stream. A wall of water, estimated at 5 metres high, washed all the huts away and left the ground covered with large boulders. Twenty-one people were killed here, while another person also drowned on the Maraetaha Stream further north as a result of another flood caused by the same weather system.
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