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The Gisborne Photo News



A City Of Rivers And Bridges

Gisborne is built on three rivers, the Waimata, Taruheru, and Turanganui, and consequently, has a great number of bridges... 12 in all. An ideal playground for oar and motor boatmen, the rivers are flanked by green banks and parks in their lower reaches, and are the pride of many riverside homes in the suburbs.


A view from peaceful little Kelvin Park, quarter of a mile from the heart of the city, looking across the Taruheru to the Peel Street bridge and the Government buildings.


The War Memorial takes pride of place on the bank of the Turanganui at the junction of the Waimata and Taruheru.


Looking across the Turanganui to the telephone exchange and courthouse.