PERSONAL RECORD. PATERSON, RAYMOND. MURKY TORRENT GOES SURGING THROUGH GORE AND MATAURA
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Scenes of 1968 Gore/Mataura floods. Headline in newspaper ‘Murky Torrent Goes Surging Through Gore and Mataura’. Photographs in newspaper of flooded town and landscape. Views of river in flood, water level 13 feet. Various views of landscape in flood. Cars driving down flooded road. Floodwaters in low lying countryside. Floodwaters under bridge beside township. Water lapping house. Cars driving through flood waters. High angle view of township in flood. Surging flood waters. Landscape in flood. Aerial views of floodwaters in township, countryside in flood, road disappears into flood waters, buildings under flood waters, township in flood. Houses and gardens with residue of floods in gardens and lawns evident. Receded flood waters. ‘The End’.
Cataloguer’s note: Cyclone Giselle. 300 evacuated in Gore & Mataura, 700 in Wyndham. Across the country this storm resulted in insurance claims of $140.4m (1994) of which the Wahine was worth $104m.
Reference number F57499
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Photgraphed: Raymond Paterson