Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Rangitīaria Dennan and Eleanor Roosevelt (2nd of 2)

Rangitīaria Dennan and Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1943 Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, toured the South Pacific, where United States forces were deployed in the war against Japan. On her visit to the thermal sights of Whakarewarewa she was escorted by Rangitīaria Dennan (‘Guide Rangi’), the most prominent guide of her generation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - An adaptable Māori culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015