Photograph, Gore Flood ; Mora Studio, Gore; 29.03.1913; GO.A6.13c

Name/Title

Photograph, Gore Flood

About this object

Photograph showing Gore inundated during the 1913 Mataura River flood, taken from the east bank of the river just upstream from the road and rail bridges.

Known as the 'flood of the century' the river overwhelmed Gore with devastating speed, the water level rose so rapidly that people had little time to protect their property or to evacuate to higher ground. Although there was no recorded loss of life the damage to property and stock in the surrounding district was extensive. Confidence in building took some time to return and was not restored until both the end of World War One and the building of flood banks.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Gore

Maker

Mora Studio, Gore

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

29.03.1913

Period

1910s

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, processed material, paper, cardboard

Inscription and Marks

Written in pencil on reverse: '75-P-8 G.D.H.S'
Ink stamp on reverse: 'P.P. The Mataura Ensign' and
'GORE DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'
Written in pencil on reverse: 'SMAG NEG - 2219'

Measurements

h 490 mm x w 240 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Disasters (including floods and fires)

Object Type

photographs

Object number

GO.A6.13c

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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