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Clive Flood Memorial

Clive Flood Memorial from a distance.Prominently sited on Marine Parade, this stone monument is a poignant memorial to a heroic enterprise that ended in tragedy.

In April 1897, flood covered over three-fifths of the Heretaunga Plains, spilling out as far north as Napier and beyond. Water was 600mm deep in Carlyle Street.

Ten men set out in boats to rescue people stranded in Clive but were caught in a river washout, swept out to sea and drowned.


This monument was erected by the people of Napier to commemorate a deed of heroism by which ten men lost their lives on Good Friday, 16 April 1897, in attempting to rescue the flooded out settlers of Clive.

Arthur McCartney
John Rose
John Prebble
Alfred Stephenson
Henry Brierly
Frederick Cassin
Herbert G Oborn
Florence O'Donovan
George Chambers
Frederick James Ansell

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Clive Flood Memorial images

Clive Flood Memorial Location Map

Marine Parade, opposite Ocean Spa complex.


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