Souvenir ware plate ‘Eruption of the White Terrace’

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

The Rotorua Museum has what we think is the biggest collection of souvenir ware in museums in New Zealand. Most of the pieces were made in the 1900s and have scenes like the Bath House, Sanatorium, Prince’s Gate, Ohinemutu, or Whakarewarewa. This plate is unusual in that is shows an earlier event – the eruption of the White Terrace (Te Tarata) in 1885.


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