Booklet, The Great Volcanic Outbreak at Tarawera, New Zealand

Production date
10 Jun 1886

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The Great Volcanic Outbreak at Tarawera, New Zealand records the loss of over one hundred lives, how villages were overwhelmed and the Rotomahana (pink and white) Terraces engulfed.

The booklet discusses the volcanic region, distant effects of the outbreak, volcanic dust, Mr McRae's narrative, Mr Bodger's account, Mr Kent's account, narrative of an eye-witness, the Wairoa tribes, Rotohiko Haupapa's account, report of a relief party, the Government's agent's account, the Māori settlements, rescue of the Matata Māori, Māori survivors, discovery of bodies, the late Mr Haszard, Mr Bainbridge, Mr Blythe's statement, Mrs Haszard's terrible story, Dr Hector's visit, Rotomahana after the outbreak, dangers of travel, Mr Percy Smith's report, Professor Hutton's opinion, Professor Ellery's opinion, Dr Hochstetter's forecast, Māori criticism of the scientists, ominous signs at Rotorua, reported change of levels, list of persons killed.
Sixty square miles of country were effected by the eruption.
First edition - 1886
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Media/Materials description
Printed on paper with black ink.
Height x Width: 178 x 124mm
Subject period
Subject date
10 Jun 1886
Credit line
gifted by Mr Bernard Street
Other number(s)
10,162, 919.3116 Tar, 24817

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