Story: Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism

Sophia Hinerangi – Guide Sophia (1st of 4)

Sophia Hinerangi – Guide Sophia

Guide Sophia, also known as Te Paea, stands by Te Tarata (the White Terraces) in 1885, about 18 months before they were obliterated in the eruption of Mt Tarawera. Sophia was the principal guide of the Pink and White Terraces (Ōtūkapuarangi and Te Tarata). She was from Ngāti Ruanui on her mother’s side; her father was Scottish.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PA1-q-138-021
Photograph by George Dobson Valentine

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Paul Diamond, 'Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism - 20th-century Māori tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Paul Diamond, published 11 Mar 2010