Kōrero: Whanganui places

After the Tangiwai disaster

After the Tangiwai disaster

The remains of a rail carriage lie beside a section of track. Another is on its side across the river, in the aftermath of the flash volcanic mudflow that saw a rail bridge destroyed and a train plunge into the Whangaehu River at Tangiwai on 24 December 1953.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Peacock Collection (PAColl-4875)
Reference: Morrie Peacock Collection PAColl-4875-1-01-03
Photograph by Morrie Ronald Peacock

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:

Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Waimarino', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18974/after-the-tangiwai-disaster (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015