Story: Geological exploration

Haururu Falls

Haururu Falls

Both Henry and William Williams, early missionaries in the Bay of Islands, took a keen interest in geological features, and often guided visiting naturalists around the area. This pencil sketch of the Haururu Falls on the Waitangi River is attributed to Henry Williams who lived in the region from 1823 until his death in 1867. The waterfall is caused by a thick lava flow, and is an accessible tourist attraction today.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Williams Family Collection
Reference: MS-Papers-0190-13-053
Pencil sketch by Henry Williams

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - Early European exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006