Flood Scene (Taupo Quay)

Frank Denton, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in Feb 1940.
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About the Work
“I work on Taupō Quay and our building got flooded in the 2015 floods, this picture certainly reminds me of those times. The young man sitting on his bike having a conversation with someone in the vehicle is cool, I wonder what the conversation was about? The building on the right, the trees planted on the left, the flooding - it can't be anywhere but Whanganui!” – Ritesh Verma, ‘My Choice’ December 2021
116 x 164mm
silver gelatin print
Black and white Whanganui flood scene showing a flooded street, a car in the water with a cyclist leaning on the car and several pedestrians and cyclists moving around. The building on the right is a corner pub with Speights and DCL signage and a wrought iron upper balcony. Situated on the corner of Taupo Quay and Bell Street, Whanganui.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1997
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
01 Jul 1997



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