Kōrero: Floods

Early Hutt River flood (1 o 2)

Early Hutt River flood

Because the Hutt River near Wellington was a transport route, it was natural for buildings to be sited alongside. The Aglionby Arms (centre) was one of the first hotels. This engraving, from a drawing made in the early 1840s, shows an idyllic view of the hotel. Unfortunately the early inhabitants did not realise that the Hutt River flooded regularly.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-109-024
Engraving by Samuel Charles Brees

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - 19th-century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/4875/early-hutt-river-flood (accessed 3 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017