Photographs of the Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana are precious because the terraces were largely destroyed when Mt Tarawera erupted in 1886. Professional photographer George Valentine took a series of photographs of the terraces during six visits in the mid-1880s. This is a close-up shot of the White Terraces' 'coffee cups' in 1885.
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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.