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Postcard. Souvenir of Rotorua. New Zealand postcard (carte Postale). Tanner Bros Ltd. Maoriland Photographic series. Tanner Bros Ltd, Wellington [ca 1920s?]

Reference Number: Eph-A-TOURISM-Rotorua-1920s-01

Perforated postcard shows twelve scenes (untitled) including children in a hot pool, steaming pools, cooking in hot water, steaming cliffs, the Bath House, town buildings and street.In rows across, from top left:1. Whakarewarewa village, roughly east of the main thermal reserve2. View approximately west from the main Bath House, across the Government Gardens3. Kuirau Park or Whakarewarewa4. Whakarewarewa5. Brent's Hotel, looking east along Hinemoa Street6. Main Bath House (now the museum) in Government Gardens, no earlier than 1911 when the gabled wing at the right was added7. "Penny haka" at Whakarewarewa or Ohinemutu8. Probably at Whakarewarewa9. View from the Bath House platform looking roughly west to north-west: the band rotunda (completed in 1900 and since relocated) at left and Te Runanga Tearooms (built 1903) at right.10. View east along Arawa Street towards Prince's Gate archway into the Government Gardens. The old post office (built 1914) on far right.11. Sightseeing launch on Lake Rotomahana, by the steaming cliffs estimated to be near the site of the Pink Terraces, destroyed in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera and the adjacent area.12. Waikite geyser sinter deposits at Whakarewarewa thermal reserve.

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1 image, categorised under Ephemera and Photographs, related to Sydney Charles Smith, Tanner Brothers Ltd (Publisher), Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, Thermal baths - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Hot springs - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region and Tourism - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region.

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Postcard. Souvenir of Rotorua. New Zealand postcard (carte Postale). Tanner Bros Ltd. Maoriland Photographic series. Tanner Bros Ltd, Wellington [ca 1920s?], Reference Number Eph-A-TOURISM-Rotorua-1920s-01 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 photograph(s)12 photographic prints, separated by perforations on card 90 x 138 mm.. Horizontal imageEphemera

Historical Notes: The photographs were likely taken in different years, the latest dating from the 1920s. The photographer of some of the images was Sydney Charles Smith, 1888-1972.

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