Story: Northland places

Taking the waters (2nd of 3)

Taking the waters

In the late 19th century the government bought land around the Ngāwhā thermal springs, and pools were developed. This photograph, probably taken in the 1960s, shows visitors soaking in the pools, which vary in temperature.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Kaikohe and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7833/taking-the-waters (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015