Waka Wairua

Waka Wairua

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Based on a true story, this beautiful book tells the tale of Sophia, a Maori guide on Lake Tarawera. Sophia's job was to show tourists the Pink and White Terraces - known as the eighth wonder of the world. Nine days before the eruption of Mt Tarawera a group of tourists did claim to see a waka vanish on the lake. When the volcano erupted, on 10 June 1886, Sophia's village of Te Wairoa was almost completely covered in ash. Only Sophia's and one other building survived. The beautiful terraces were destroyed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 210 x 285mm
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1869485254
  • 9781869485252