Kōrero: Floods

Greymouth, 1970 (2 o 2)

Children standing flood waters in front of a shop.

In 1970 the central part of Greymouth still flooded as it had when the first European settlers arrived more than 100 years earlier. It was only after the Earthquake Commission refused to continue paying insurance for flood damage that a flood protection wall was built.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4898/greymouth-1970 (accessed 28 February 2024)

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