Story: Bay of Plenty places

Mōtū River estuary

Mōtū River estuary

This serene view belies a tragic incident that occurred on the Mōtū in 1900, when 16 children and two adults were drowned while crossing by canoe.

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty places - Raukūmara Range', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5754/motu-river-estuary (accessed 10 April 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Jul 2015