Eruption Damage, McRae's Hotel

Ryan, A A
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A photograph of McRae's Hotel at Te Wairoa, following the Tarawera eruption of 10 June 1886. The significant structural damage to the hotel and surrounding buildings is evident. The landscape and buildings are coated with piles of ash and volcanic outfall. Men, women and horses are all visible in front of the hotel. The horse drawn cart in front of the hotel is laden with timber and debris.

Photographer, A A Ryan.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Height x Width: 135 x 204mm
Height x Width: 247 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, 3515 b
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs A Lockie
Other number(s)
37/253, 3515 b, 84284
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