Story: Thermal pools and spas

Cooking (3rd of 3)


This photograph of three Māori women wearing traditional dress was taken for tourism publicity at Rotorua in the 1920s. The women are cooking food in flax kits in a hot pool.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-6585-43

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.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - A valued resource', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006