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Flood debris alongside the bridge over the Mohaka River, April 1938

Reference Number: PAColl-0102-01

Flood debris (logs etc), alongside the bridge over the Mohaka River, April, 1938. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Mohaka.

Part of:
Broomfield, C (Mrs), fl 1976 :Photographs, chiefly of the 1938 Wairoa flood, Reference Number PAColl-0102 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Single photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures3. Wairoa Co. Mohaka River. Bridges. 1938(PFP-017635)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - The earthquake [1931?] dammed a creek & formed Te Hoe Lake 5 miles long & 260 ft deep - it rose 10 ft a day when being formed. In the flood it burst through & disappeared down the Mohaka River & this bridge is the one on the main road from Napier to Wairoa where the Mohaka River is crossed not far below the big new Mohaka viaduct. When lots of logs got through one side of the bridge they & the water came along the bridge towards Wairoa side. The river rose quickly 40 ft. Do you wonder this wooden bridge gave way?

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