The Ward Baths were popular day and night when these photos were taken in 1933. Still a favourite spot for Rotorua families.

The Ward Baths were popular day and night when these photos were taken in 1933. Still a favourite spot for Rotorua families.

A postcard held at the Brigham Young University in Hawaii. Message on back says "That says to 'come here' so better hurry- Takes two people to enjoy things. Arrived here yesterday evening. No time to see anything of the town, but did go at night and had a swim at the hot mineral baths and loved it-in my birthday clothes! Best anyways, Mele.."

A postcard held at the Brigham Young University in Hawaii. Message on back says "That says to 'come here' so better hurry- Takes two people to enjoy things. Arrived here yesterday evening. No time to see anything of the town, but did go at night and had a swim at the hot mineral baths and loved it-in my birthday clothes! Best anyways, Mele.."

St Michael's church, Rotorua. Probably Frs Holierhoeck and Smiers, walking up towards Pukeroa Hill, ca. 1890. Photo held by Auckland War Memorial Museum

St Michael's church, Rotorua. Probably Frs Holierhoeck and Smiers, walking up towards Pukeroa Hill, ca. 1890. Photo held by Auckland War Memorial Museum

Rotorua from Pukeroa Hill, 1885. The Hospital is now on this hill.

Rotorua from Pukeroa Hill, 1885. The Hospital is now on this hill.

Hamurana Springs, 1927 - Another image from the Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries

Hamurana Springs, 1927 - Another image from the Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland City Libraries

Nursery buildings, Whakarewarewa. Opened in 1898, by 1924 it was the largest tree nursery in the Dominion. Image from the Sir George Grey Special Collections

Nursery buildings, Whakarewarewa. Opened in 1898, by 1924 it was the largest tree nursery in the Dominion. Image from the Sir George Grey Special Collections

Fire brigade outside station, Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Circa 1921 (Museum image)

Fire brigade outside station, Haupapa Street, Rotorua, Circa 1921 (Museum image)

How Arawa Street used to look - this photo is one of many to be found on the 2nd floor at the Rotorua District Library

How Arawa Street used to look - this photo is one of many to be found on the 2nd floor at the Rotorua District Library

Blue Baths in Rotorua, ca 1938 by National Library NZ on The Commons, via Flickr

Blue Baths in Rotorua, ca 1938 by National Library NZ on The Commons, via Flickr

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