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Hot springs. Sir G Grey and my father in the early 1850's

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Shows a view of Lake Rotomahana from Ngawhara Hill. Two men stand on the left, by a dead tree, pointing at the lake. To the right is a whare. In the lake is a small island (Puai Island) with steam rising and several low Maori dwellings. The White Terraces and mountains are in the background. On the right is a whare. For detailed description of the view see: Journal Taranaki by way of Rotorua, Taupo and the West Coast undertaken in the summer of 1849-50 by his Excellency the Governor-in-chief of New Zealand. Auckland 1851

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Lake Rotomahana, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


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Puai Island in Lake Rotomahana, close to the Pink Terraces, was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Tarawera in June 1886.