Kōrero: Coastal erosion

Oriental Bay (1 o 2)

Oriental Bay

Natural cycles of erosion and accretion have seen the beach at Wellington’s Oriental Bay change from rocky boulders to sand. This photograph shows the bay in the 1920s. A concrete sea wall was built to protect the promenade and road, but it also restricted the area of beach, especially at high tide. The beach was first re-nourished in 1944, when about 10,000 tonnes of sand were brought in to make the area more attractive.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: PAColl-8557-18

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Willem de Lange, 'Coastal erosion - People, houses, and managing erosion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6354/oriental-bay (accessed 13 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Willem de Lange, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006