Te Hauke Lake 1930

Original digital file

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Description

Members of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce looking at control gates at Te Hauke Lake, 1930

Article in “Auckland Weekly News”, 2 April 1930 –

RECLAIMING WASTE SWAMP LANDS FOR USE AS FERTILE FARMS: AN IMPORTANT DRAINAGE SCHEME IN HAWKE’S BAY PROVINCE.
After over a year’s dredging operations the big Government drainage scheme at Te Hauke Lake and its surround swamp lands, is now nearing completion. At a cost of approximately £18,000, some 5000 acres of very rich land will be retained.
The control gates which will regulate the flow of water from the lake along the newly-cut channel.
Members of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce, who recently made a tour of inspection over the works.

Location

Te Hauke

Format of the original

Acetate negative

Date published

1930

Accession number

878/1609/39410

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