The terraces comparison photos 1880-2007

The bottom half of the pan photo was taken a short time before the main eruption 1886.

The top photo was taken from the same position in 2002

The top photo is used for finding the terraces. 

The lake remained empty for six years after the eruption.

The lake filled in a  spectacular manner over the next 100 years.

The lake rose from 280 metres above sea level to the present level of 240 metres above sea level,

due to  the natural outlet being blocked during

the eruption.

books for sale.

At the Rotorua shop location indicated below.

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Mcleods Booksellers Ltd.


If you are visiting Rotorua or in Rotorua now you may wish to drop into Mcleod's Booksellers. You can purchase a copy of "The Pink And White Terraces Revisited. The shop owner David Thorpe is a long time resident of Rotorua and has an abundance of local knowledge. 


The shop is located  at 1148 Pukuatua Street   Rotorua.       New Zealand

Inquiries.  David Thorpe , Phone  064  07 3485388.




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On line sales  Herby FitzGerald.

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