Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Ōhinemutu, 1860s

Ōhinemutu, 1860s

People gather on the lake shore and in the village of Ōhinemutu, which was one of the largest settlements on Lake Rotorua’s shores in the 19th century. Most of the houses have thatched roofs, and hot water from thermal springs was used for cooking and washing.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - The changing landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15139/ohinemutu-1860s (accessed 20 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015