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...

Linking up with Our World Tuesday.

9 comments:

  1. A peaceful place today. I wasn't familiar with the story- thanks for the link.

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  2. You are a true blogger, always with your eyes open. What a find to add meaning to the place.

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  3. Creative post and photos ~ lovely photos and history besides ~ thanks,

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  4. Great photo of a very beautiful memorial.
    I found my way over to the TV documentary - very interesting. The power of nature is awe-inspiring. I visited there many years ago when I was a small girl. At that time they were still digging up recognizable artifacts.

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  5. I have not been there yet but I have seen old images of the terraces. I wish they were still around.

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  6. I think I saw a movie about that eruption long ago. I´m not sure but think so.

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  7. We toured the lake that covered them before they disappeared. I've seen lots of signs and such about the eruption, but I didn't know that memorial was there.

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  8. OH -- I'm glad you took the time to translate this memorial and I'm glad it is there.

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