Some of the early settlers in the Hutt Valley moved to Wellington to escape floods. But this did not always prove a wise decision, because parts of the town were also prone to flooding – as shown by this photograph of the suburb of Thorndon, in 1893.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
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