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Sophia Hinerangi (guide Sophia)

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Sophia Hinerangi


1830 to 1834 – 4 Dec 1911


Sophia Hinerangi (Guide Sophia)
Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ she was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana.

Events In History

10 June 1886

The eruption lasted six hours and caused massive destruction. It destroyed several villages, along with the famous silica hot springs known as the Pink and White Terraces. Approximately 120 people, nearly all Māori, died.

Main image: Guide Sophia
Sophia Hinerangi, circa 1895. She wears a korowai.