Kōrero: Tsunamis

Tatapōuri Hotel

Tatapōuri Hotel

The tsunami of 26 March 1947 flooded the Tatapōuri Hotel, north of Gisborne, up to the window sills. Minutes later the receding tide sucked small outbuildings out to sea.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - 20th-century and recent tsunamis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6233/tatapouri-hotel (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017