Story: Wairarapa places

Swamped

Swamped

Until stop banks were completed, Greytown was regularly inundated by flood waters from the Waiohine River. The floods were one reason why the Wairarapa railway bypassed the town. This is the aftermath of a flood in 1875.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: F-793-1/1
Photograph by James Bragge

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Greytown', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12023/swamped (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015