Whakaheke Rapids, Waikato River

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About this object
A hand coloured photograph of the Whakaheke rapids on the Waikato River. Part of an album of coloured scenery images.

A description of the scene has been pasted onto the album page. It reads: The turbulent waters of the Whakaheke rapids. The swiftly flowing waters of the Waikato River rush over a rocky gorge for a distance of a quarter of a mile at this spot, lashing the water into a milky-white foam. The picture was taken near the thermal wonderland of Orakei-Korako, some miles south of Rotorua.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, 1930s.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Hand coloured photograph, corner mounted in an album.
Height x Width: 145 x 216mm
Subject period
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 16137
Credit Line
purchased by the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum
Other number(s)
Album 36, m90/39, 16137, 81273


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