Charles Heaphy painted this watercolour of the volcanic cone and crater of Rangitoto, probably in the 1850s. Three men and a dog in the foreground indicate the scale. At the time the cone was bare of vegetation, largely because of fires lit by early European settlers.
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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.