Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Washing clothes at Whakarewarewa

Washing clothes at Whakarewarewa

Access to unlimited hot water was an asset for the Māori settlements at Whakarewarewa and Ōhinemutu. These women, photographed in 1916, are taking full advantage of it to wash clothes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-0584-1/2; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geothermal and hydroelectric power', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15178/washing-clothes-at-whakarewarewa (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015