Story: Bay of Plenty places

Swamp drainage, Rangitāiki

Swamp drainage, Rangitāiki

The successful draining of the Rangitāiki swamp was underway when this photograph was taken in 1913. Priestman dredges such as this were frequently used for harbour work in Australia.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Rangitāiki River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5710/swamp-drainage-rangitaiki (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015