Story: Thermal pools and spas

Washing clothes (2nd of 3)

Washing clothes

The arduous task of washing clothes was made easier by a ready supply of hot water. These women are pictured doing their laundry at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, in 1916.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - A valued resource', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006