Story: Volcanic Plateau places

Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua

Lakes Rotoiti and Rotorua

This painting by John Philemon Backhouse shows part of the western end of Lake Rotoiti around 1886, with Lake Rotorua in the distance. Backhouse served with the Constabulary Field Force, and produced a number of oil paintings of the geothermal areas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-452-3-1
Oil painting by John Philemon Backhouse

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Lake Rotoiti to Lake Rotomā', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/15017/lakes-rotoiti-and-rotorua (accessed 29 March 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015