Saturday, 6 December 2014

Gisborne Photo News No.4, 16 September 1954

This is the first of a series of posts from Gisborne Photo News archives. My maternal extended family comes from Gisborne and my grandfather founded and edited the Gisborne Photo News from its inception.
This article covers the flood control works that were constructed at that time. The Waipaoa River has been a major natural hazard to contend with in the Poverty Bay region since the beginning of European civilisation.