Eruption Damage, Te Wairoa

Ryan, A A
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A photograph of damaged buildings at Te Wairoa, Rotorua, following the Mount Tarawera eruption of June 1886.

At the left is Sophia's Whare and at the right the Terrace Hotel. The badly damaged McRae's Hotel is out of frame but was positioned further to the left of the two visible buildings. The buildings are badly damaged with volcanic residue piled high around them. A group of men, possibly a recovery party, stand around a small building at the left of the image, possibly a storehouse. A team of horses stand at the front of the Terrace Hotel.

Photographer, A A Ryan.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Height x Width: 135 x 203mm
Height x Width: 245 x 308mm
The National Photographic Company. A A Ryan, Manager, Printed, Printed
HB Art Gallery & Museum, Stamp, Stamped
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Jun 1886
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 3522
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs A Lockie
Other number(s)
37/253, 3522, 84244
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