Kōrero: Floods

Whanganui flood, 1940

In February 1940, heavy overnight rain in Manawatū and Whanganui region caused the Whanganui River to burst its banks, flooding low-lying areas of the city. This film footage shows the river in full flow, with pedestrians and motorists navigating waterlogged streets.


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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Reference: F33504

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - New Zealand’s number one hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/46853/whanganui-flood-1940 (accessed 22 June 2024)

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