Charles Barraud painted this watercolour, ‘Looking across Lake Taupo with Mounts Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu in the distance’, in 1874. By that time adventurous travellers were finding their way into the central North Island. Motutaiko Island is in the middle distance, below the rounded shape of Pīhanga.
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