Topic: The Buried Village

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The Buried Village is one of the jewels in the tourism route around the Rotorua District, New Zealand

Pamphlet of Buried Village  Click image to see enlargement


 Te Wairoa, widely known as the Buried Village, was once the lovely site of a large native village and the starting point for parties of tourists on their way to see the Pink and White Terraces and enjoy the warm pools .

It was thought that the Terraces were destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Tarawera on 10 June 1886 which buried the village and surrounding districts under a layer of volcanic ash and mud. The Buried Village  has been excavated and is a snapshot of colonial life in New Zealand.

GNS has a blog about the rediscovery of remnants of both Terraces at 

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