Kōrero: Floods

Little George Street, Wellington

A row of eight flooded cottages, and people in a rowboat.

Many of the early Hutt Valley settlers moved to Wellington to escape floods. But this did not always prove a wise decision, because parts of the town were also prone to flooding – as shown by this photograph of the suburb of Thorndon, in 1893.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: F-1348-1/2-MNZ

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/photograph/4877/little-george-street-wellington (accessed 22 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2024