Map, Pictorial Map of Lake Taupo

Bell, Robert Moore
Pictorial Publications Ltd
Current rights
All Rights Reserved

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Brief Description
Map, Pictorial Map of Lake Taupo.
Map of Lake Taupo and surrounds, showing Māori legends concerning the origin of Lake Taupo. The lake has various depth readings, along with Māori legends and myths noted around the lake area. Mototaiko island is visible - it historically was the fortified island of Ngatatuwharetoa and later become a tribal burying site. A Waikato invasion is said to have been repulsed from this island. Taupo can be seen at the right hand top area. Also Tapuaeharuru Bay which means a place of resounding footsteps.
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Media/Materials description
Printed on card in green, yellow, black inks with red coloured border.
Height x Width: 535 x 440mm
Credit line
gifted by Robin Bell. Reproduced by kind permission of The New Zealand Souvenir Company.
Other number(s)
m59/57, 5323, 70366


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