As lava rose in the Ruapehu crater during 1945, visitors were able to obtain a spectacular view of the eruption from the crater rim. At most times the eruption was not explosive, but being so close to an erupting volcano is always hazardous.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 211. National Film Unit, 1945
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