Story: Historic volcanic activity

Ash cloud

Ash cloud

This view of Mt Ruapehu shows the ash cloud formed during the 1945 eruption. Ash was spread over much of the central North Island, and many people suffered eye and throat irritations.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 708-35mm-F
Photograph by Bruce Valentine Davis

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Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu, 1861–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6863/ash-cloud (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006