Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Remains of the Te Mu church (2nd of 2)

Remains of the Te Mu church

Mission work at Te Wairoa ceased during the 1860s wars. Twenty years later the church still stood, covered with ivy, and it was occasionally used for services. In 1886 it was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Tarawera.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Railways Collection (PAColl-5167)
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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - War and peace – the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15150/remains-of-the-te-mu-church (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015