Story: Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism

Hinemihi after the eruption (2nd of 2)

Hinemihi after the eruption

Hinemihi meeting house at Te Wairoa is half-buried after Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886. Over 100 people were killed, and the misery of the local people was compounded by the adverse effects on the tourist industry. Ironically, Te Wairoa is now a tourist attraction known as the Buried Village.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Reginald Dingwale Collection
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Paul Diamond, 'Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism - 19th-century Māori tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Paul Diamond, published 11 Mar 2010