Kopuawhara No. 3 Camp, administration camp, Mahia Peninsula, 1938
Reference Number: PAColl-4431-03
Photograph of the Kopuawhara No. 3 Camp, a public works administration camp beside the Kopuawhara Stream. Shows cabins in the Camp and the surrounding river valley. Photograph taken in 1938 by an unidentified photographer.
Jeffery, Cecil Albert, 1888-1970 :Personal and political photographs, Reference Number PAColl-4431 (3 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 14 x 9 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph
Historical Notes: A number of bodies of victims of the flood disaster that struck the Kopuawhara No. 4 public works camp were also found at this main administration camp. The Kopuawhara No. 4 public works camp was one of a series of camps set up for construction workers building the Wairoa-Gisborne railway. It was located on the banks of the Kopuawhara Stream, which flooded the camp with a five-metre wall of water in the morning of February 19 1938. Some flats in the No. 3 camp were also covered with driftwood.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - centre: No-3 Camp, Kopuawhara. This is the main administration camp. The stream on right of picture is the one which did the damage and the flats in the background were covered with driftwood etc. A number of bodies of victims were also found here.; Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: 4
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