Booklet, The Great Volcanic Outbreak at Tarawera, New Zealand

Harding, Robert Coupland
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The booklet titled: The Great Volcanic Outbreak at Tarawera, New Zealand. 10th June 1886. Loss of over one hundred lives. Villages overwhelmed. The Rotomahana Terraces engulfed. Sixty square miles of country in eruption.

The booklet has the following chapters:

The volcanic region; distant effects of the outbreak; the volcanic dust; the Rotorua Postmaster's account; Mr McRae's narrative; Mr Bodgers's account; Mr Kent's account; narrative of an eye-witness; the Wairoa natives; Rotohiko Haupapa's account; report of a relief party; Mr H D Johnson - the Government Agent's report; the villages of Te Ariki, Moura; Captain Mair's expedition; rescue of the Matata Māoris; Māori survivors; discovery of bodies; the late Mr Haszard; Mr Bainbridge; Miss Clara Haszard's narrative; Mr Blythe's statement; Mrs Haszard's terrible story; Dr Hector's visit; dangers of travel; loss of property; Mr Percy Smith's report; Dr Hector's report; Professor Hutton's opinion; Professor Ellery's opinion; Dr Hochstetter's forecast; Māori criticism of the scientists; list of person's killed.
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Media/Materials description
Hard cover - pink and blue; gold embossed lettering; leather spine - blue; paper; printed. Attached with a brown ribbon.
Length x Width: 186 x 130mm
Hawkes Bay & East Coast Art Society, Bookplate, Printed
Local Collection, Stamp, Stamp
36/0, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
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10 Jun 1886
Other number(s)
919.3116 Spa, 8185, 31106


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