Kōrero: Marlborough places

Flood in Market Square

Flood in Market Square

Blenheim was established on the flood plain of the Wairau River and was frequently inundated until flood-control works in the 20th century ensured some protection. In this photograph looking north, taken around 1876, much of Market Square (foreground) and Market Street (background) was under water.

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Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Museum & Archives
Reference: 2009.067.0030

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Blenheim', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31852/flood-in-market-square (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015