Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Wreck of the Hydrabad

Wreck of the Hydrabad

In 1878 the Hydrabad was wrecked off the Horowhenua coast. For years a walk from Waitarere or Hōkio to the wreck was a staple of summer, as for these girls in 1905. In recent times the wreck has almost completely sunk into the sand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Foxton and the coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9449/wreck-of-the-hydrabad (accessed 15 August 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015