Kōrero: Volcanic Plateau region

Rotorua from Pukeroa Hill, 1885 (2 o 2)

Rotorua from Pukeroa Hill, 1885

The government planned a town at Rotorua from 1881, but there was still little to show for it four years later. In the middle distance are the post and telegraph office and other government buildings. Beyond, towards the lake, are Brent’s Hotel and the government sanatorium. The Tarawera eruption a year later further slowed the development of the town, which finally took off with the arrival of the railway in 1894.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Photograph by Burton Brothers

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - War and peace – the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15154/rotorua-from-pukeroa-hill-1885 (accessed 15 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015