Monday, May 8, 2017
Monument to the Tarawera Eruption
During our recent trip to Rotorua we stopped at the Buried Village but it's what I spotted across the road in a clearing that caught my eye. This monument was in a shady wooded area but inquisitive old me just had to have a look.
The plaque itself is written in Maori and using google translate I managed to interpret the meanings to be mainly about the Tarawera Eruption that happened in 1886 and the loss of not only the pink and white terraces but of the people who lived nearby. Truly a sacred place...
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