The location of the Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana, New Zealand

@article{Keir2019TheLO,
  title={The location of the Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana, New Zealand},
  author={Bill Keir},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  year={2019},
  volume={49},
  pages={16 - 35}
}
  • B. Keir
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • Geology, History
  • Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
ABSTRACT The locations of the lost Pink and White Terraces of Lake Rotomahana, New Zealand are plotted on today’s map by using sightlines in photographs of the terraces before they vanished in the volcanic eruption of 10 June 1886. Evidence is presented that the terraces could not have survived the eruption unmodified, in their original positions, at these locations. These photo sightlines and map plots add valid independent evidence to the debate about the fate of the terraces, and corroborate… 

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