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Flood debris from Kopuawhara No. 4 public works camp, Mahia Peninsula, 20 Feb 1938

Reference Number: PAColl-4431-01

Photograph surveying the debris from Kopuawhara No. 4 public works camp, taken on February 20 1938 (the day after a sudden flood that killed 21 people). Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Kopuawhara, Flood damage, Labour camps - New Zealand - Hawkes Bay Region and Natural disasters.

Part of:
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: 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.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - centre: No. 4 Camp. Kopuawhara taken the day after the disaster, 19-2-1938.; Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: No. 4 Camp Feb. 20th 1938

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