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Lake Rotomahana and surrounding countryside after Tarawera eruption - Photograph taken by George Dobson Valentine, [Between Nov-Dec 1886]

Reference Number: PA1-q-138-005

View of Lake Rotomahana, Mount Tarawera, and surrounding countryside covered with volcanic ash and mud, after the eruption of 1886. Photographed November or December 1886 by George Dobson Valentine. Shows members of a surveying team and Mrs Blythe, wife of the Government Engineer.

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes, related to George Dobson Valentine, Rotomahana, Lake, Tarawera, Mount, Surveyors - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Lakes - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Volcanic eruptions - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Engineers and Expeditions and surveys.

Part of:
Kirk album, Reference Number PA1-q-138 (17 digitised items)
Kirk, Thomas William, 1856-1936 :Photograph album, Reference Number PA-Group-00133 (17 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: Valentine accompanied Mr Blythe, Government Engineer, and his survey staff on an expedition to the volcanic centre at Rotomahana

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: Basin of Rotomahana soon after eruption of 1886; Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: Rotomahana from Hape O Toroa. 146. G.V.

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