Rachel Pool c1947

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Rachel Pool c1947.

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 Behind what is now known as Wohlmann House, Rotorua Arts Village. This pool has long been a water feature between Wohlmann House and Polynesian Pools and is a very cool water pool with water lilies and other pond plants.

Named after the infamous Madame Rachel who was in Rotorua in the 1850s or 1860s. She was reputed to have scammed women with a "beautiful forever" product that of course did not work. Back in England in 1866 & 1868 she spent time in prison for fraud

 

Papers Past Excerpt from Grey River Argus 1868Papers Past excerpt from Grey River Argus 22.08.1898

 

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