Rotorua museum  - Rotorua, Bay of Plenty NZ....once a Sanatorium which had mud baths and electric shock therapy among their treatments

Rotorua museum - Rotorua, Bay of Plenty NZ....once a Sanatorium which had mud baths and electric shock therapy among their treatments

One of the best places to experience the story of the Tarawera Eruption in 1886 is the Buried Village at Te Wairoa. Visit the 2nd floor at the Rotorua Library to read about the eruption.

One of the best places to experience the story of the Tarawera Eruption in 1886 is the Buried Village at Te Wairoa. Visit the 2nd floor at the Rotorua Library to read about the eruption.

Jean Batten - a girl from Rotorua destined for fame. If you'd like to read more about her life, ask the staff on the 2nd floor of the Library to help you find books and articles (eg NZ Geographic Jun 2006)

Jean Batten - a girl from Rotorua destined for fame. If you'd like to read more about her life, ask the staff on the 2nd floor of the Library to help you find books and articles (eg NZ Geographic Jun 2006)

Tamatekapua at Ohinemutu, Rotorua a long time ago.

Tamatekapua at Ohinemutu, Rotorua a long time ago.

Queen Elizabeth at Whakarewarewa in 1954 - image from romanbenedikhanson, via Flickr

Queen Elizabeth at Whakarewarewa in 1954 - image from romanbenedikhanson, via Flickr

Maureen – a female New Zealand falcon; one of three falcons released into an urban setting as part of ‘On The Wing’ – a joint initiative of Wingspan and the Rotorua Museum...

Maureen – a female New Zealand falcon; one of three falcons released into an urban setting as part of ‘On The Wing’ – a joint initiative of Wingspan and the Rotorua Museum...


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Tamatekapua at Ohinemutu, Rotorua

Tamatekapua at Ohinemutu, Rotorua

Looking at Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua from Ohinemutu

Looking at Mokoia Island, Lake Rotorua from Ohinemutu

Mitchell, Leonard Cornwall 1901-1971 :Rotorua, New Zealand. [ca 1930].

Mitchell, Leonard Cornwall 1901-1971 :Rotorua, New Zealand. [ca 1930].

Spot the four tuatara at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, NZ

Spot the four tuatara at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, NZ

Maureen – a female New Zealand falcon; one of three falcons released into an urban setting as part of ‘On The Wing’ – a joint initiative of Wingspan and the Rotorua Museum...

Maureen – a female New Zealand falcon; one of three falcons released into an urban setting as part of ‘On The Wing’ – a joint initiative of Wingspan and the Rotorua Museum...

I have had the unique opportunity and privilege of witnessing and photographing the journey of two Moreporks – from the time they were tiny chicks to the present day when they stand ready to be released into the wild. Owing to the tireless efforts of Wingspan, two Moreporks will stretch their wings and take off into the skies of New Zealand. Stay safe little ones...

I have had the unique opportunity and privilege of witnessing and photographing the journey of two Moreporks – from the time they were tiny chicks to the present day when they stand ready to be released into the wild. Owing to the tireless efforts of Wingspan, two Moreporks will stretch their wings and take off into the skies of New Zealand. Stay safe little ones...

Janetkeen.blogspot.com book art from Rotorua NZ

Janetkeen.blogspot.com book art from Rotorua NZ

Gardens of the Lake House Hotel. View across Ohinemutu shouing St Faith's Church and Lake Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo by Elizabeth Pulman, early 1880s from Alexander Turnbull Collections

Gardens of the Lake House Hotel. View across Ohinemutu shouing St Faith's Church and Lake Rotorua, New Zealand. Photo by Elizabeth Pulman, early 1880s from Alexander Turnbull Collections

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

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

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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