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

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

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.

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.

Source of descriptive information - Source of historical notes: Christchurch City Libraries, New Zealand Disasters, http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Childrens/NZDisasters/Kopuawhara.asp

Inscriptions: 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

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print 14 x 9 cm

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Jeffery, Cecil Albert, 1888-1970 : Collection / Personal and political photographs
1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print 14 x 9 cm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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