Story: Floods

Little George Street, Wellington

Little George Street, Wellington

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.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: F-1348-1/2-MNZ

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney. 'Floods - 19th-century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4877/little-george-street-wellington