Story: Historic volcanic activity

Rangitoto Island (1st of 3)

Rangitoto Island

Charles Heaphy painted this watercolour of the volcanic cone and crater of Rangitoto, probably in the 1850s. Three men and a dog in the foreground indicate the scale. At the time the cone was bare of vegetation, largely because of fires lit by early European settlers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-025-001
Ink and watercolour sketch by Charles Heaphy

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Eruptions in early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/6827/rangitoto-island (accessed 26 January 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006