Students are shown hard at work carving pou (posts) at the Rotorua School of Maori Arts and Crafts in the early 1930s. The school had been established at Whakarewarewa in 1927 by Āpirana Ngata. It drew on the tradition of carving among Ngāti Tarāwhai, a Rotoiti subtribe of Te Arawa. Film-making and singing were other forms of cultural creativity in Rotorua during the interwar years.  Rotorua Museum CP-2474

Students are shown hard at work carving pou (posts) at the Rotorua School of Maori Arts and Crafts in the early 1930s. The school had been established at Whakarewarewa in 1927 by Āpirana Ngata. It drew on the tradition of carving among Ngāti Tarāwhai, a Rotoiti subtribe of Te Arawa. Film-making and singing were other forms of cultural creativity in Rotorua during the interwar years. Rotorua Museum CP-2474

The Geyser Hotel, Whakarwarewa with a group of women in the foreground, 1880s Reference Number: 1/2-008570-F Shows the Geysor Hotel, Whakarewarewa, in the 1880s with a group of Maori women in the foreground weaving flax. Shows the original hotel, a portion of which is incorporated in the second hotel.

The Geyser Hotel, Whakarwarewa with a group of women in the foreground, 1880s Reference Number: 1/2-008570-F Shows the Geysor Hotel, Whakarewarewa, in the 1880s with a group of Maori women in the foreground weaving flax. Shows the original hotel, a portion of which is incorporated in the second hotel.

Godber, Albert Percy, 1876-1949 :[Designs for rafter patterns]. 132. Arawa, Rotorua; 133. Arawa, Rotorua; 134. Arawa, Rotorua. [1940-1942?]

Each pattern has its title .

Via: @nlagovau Cooking in the hot springs, Rotorua, New Zealand, 1929. Source: National Library of Australia

Via: Cooking in the hot springs, Rotorua, New Zealand, Source: National Library of Australia

From the Kay Taylor Photo Album.

Pg 44 Wharenui at Maori Model Village, Whakarewarewa

Whakarewarewa Penny Divers

Children diving for pennies from the bridge at Whakarewarewa

Date: 29 April 1920  Ref: PAColl-9163-07  Edward Prince of Wales presenting medals to returned sevicemen, Arawa Park, Rotorua, New Zealand. Photographed by an unknown photographer 29 April 1920.

Date: 29 April 1920 Ref: Edward Prince of Wales presenting medals to returned sevicemen, Arawa Park, Rotorua, New Zealand. Photographed by an unknown photographer 29 April

Rotorua Express photo

The Rotorua Express leaving Auckland, alongside Customs Street East, 1909

New Zealand. Department of Tourist and Health Resorts :The Rotorua Baths, New Zealand. [Front cover. 1927]

The front cover shows a photograph of the Bath House and grounds, Rotorua. Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s).

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