Story: Te Arawa

Throwing coins, Whakarewarewa (3rd of 3)

Throwing coins, Whakarewarewa

One of the attractions at Whakarewarewa village was a bridge from which tourists threw coins into the pool below. Māori children would gather in the pool and dive for the coins. This photograph was taken around 1910.

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Paul Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Economic and social change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3896/throwing-coins-whakarewarewa (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Paul Tapsell, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017