Rafters get a soaking as they speed over the Mother-in-Law rapid on the Shotover River in the 1980s. The raft was owned by the Original White Water Rafting Company, one of the first commercial white-water operators in Queenstown. It began in 1975 and in those days safety requirements included carrying anchors, bells and a bucket of sand to put out fires. More useful were knives for cutting rope and throw bags for rescuing people in the water.
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Dale Gardiner, Photographer
Photograph by Dale Gardiner
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