I) 'HINEMIHI' at Te Wairoa. Mount Tarawera from Wairoa with Lake Tarawera in the foreground. John Hoyte, 1878. The Maori Meeting House Hinemihi originally stood at the entrance of the village of Te Wairoa, on the shores of Lake Tarawera. ii) Looking down rift in side of Mount Tarawera after eruption June 10th 1886. (At 1.28am on 10th June Mount Tarawera suddenly erupted, blasting two million cubic yards of molten rock and boiling mud into the sky.) iii) Wairoa after the eruption June 10th 1886. The village of Te Wairoa was destroyed overnight, buried under ash and red hot mud. 153 people were killed. iv) Carved house, Wairoa. The morning after the eruption. Dozens of people shelter inside Hinemihi, one of the few buildings left standing.
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[Saved] One of four sets of framed photographs in plain dark wood frames with gold slip. (1995)