Kōrero: Tourist industry

Diving for pennies

Diving for pennies

Māori children sit in hot pools at Whakarewarewa in the late 1800s, ready to dive for coins thrown into the pools by tourists. It is now not recommended to submerge the face in thermal pools due to the risk of amoebic meningitis. Eight fatal cases occurred in Waikato between 1968 and 1978, and one in Rotorua in 2000.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-8866
Photograph by Pulman Studios

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Māori entrepreneurs in Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23171/diving-for-pennies (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010