sophia hinerangi (guide sophia)

Personal details

Full Name:

  • Sophia Hinerangi


  • 1830/18344 Dec 1911

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

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Events In History

  • 10 June 1886
    Eruption of Mt Tarawera

    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. Read more...

  • Main image: Guide Sophia

    Sophia Hinerangi, circa 1895. She wears a korowai.