Kōrero: Northland places

Muddy waters (3 o 3)

Muddy waters

The waters at Ngāwhā contain soda mercury, and range in colour from slate grey to milky white. The consistency also varies, as this photograph of a little girl standing up to her knees in liquid mud shows. The waters are thought to be beneficial for a range of skin and rheumatic disorders.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
Reference: 1/2-116011; F

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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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Kaikohe and district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7834/muddy-waters (accessed 6 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015