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Cold Water Basins, White Terrace, Lake Rotomahana

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Cold Water Basins, White Terrace, Lake Rotomahana About 1885

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This photograph was taken in the active volcanic area of North Island. Here the basins made by deposits from the hot springs resemble the man-made cascades of gardens in Europe. This terrace was destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 1886. By this time the terraces had become a tourist attraction, and a few years later an engineer artificially landscaped the site, to recreate the natural wonder.


  • Acc. No. PGP R 221
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 18.1 x 28 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985