Shaky Start

Shaky Start

Sand drift became a major issue when the high dunes on the river bank decided to move inland. The news clippings and photos below illustrate the serious problem for the new village.

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Description and Content

Shaky Start: Pages 10 to 15, from the book, “100 Years At The Beach”.

Clippings-1924-28: 6 pages. Newspaper clipping about the sand drift problem.

Clippings-1928-36: 4 pages. Newspaper clipping about the sand drift problem.

Photos-1920’s: 1 page. Baches and effect of sand drift.

Photos-1920’s-30’s: 1 page. Bach effected by sand drift and moved.

Photo-1930’s: 1 page: Baches at relocated centre of village.

Photo-1942: 1 page. Aerial photo of Koitiata taken by RNZAF.

Photo-1942: 1 page. The 12 to 14 buildings that made up Koitiata in 1942.