Story: Floods

Damage to the Aglionby Arms (2nd of 2)

Damage to the Aglionby Arms

This watercolour shows the Aglionby Arms hotel leaning off its foundations after being damaged when the Hutt River flooded. The date is uncertain, but it may have been in 1858, when a large flood caused loss of life in the Hutt Valley.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-032-024
Watercolour by Robert Park

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - 19th-century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017