River crossings were particularly susceptible to weather, with rain likely to turn streams into fast-flowing torrents. Here, a mail coach crosses the swollen Ōtira River in the 1880s.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Post & Telegraph Collection
Reference: 1/4-019606; F
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