Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Ngāuruhoe eruption, around 1949 (1st of 2)

Ngāuruhoe eruption, around 1949

A man stands beside his parked car on the Desert Road, watching Mt Ngāuruhoe erupt, in the late 1940s. The subdued profile of Mt Tongariro can be seen to the right.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Photograph by Bruce Valentine Davis

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015