To be offered for sale with:
Two geological specimens of the Pink and White Terraces collected from the shores at the base of the Terraces by Ina Haszard c. 1885
Twelve photographs of the Pink & White Terraces by C Spencer and others.
Edward William Payton, 1859-1944 The recent volcanic eruption in the lake country, New Zealand, from sketches taken on the spot by E W Payton. Supplement to the Auckland weekly news Circa 1886 Colour lithographs on one side of sheet 51 x 38
A copy of New Zealand's Wonderland A Weird Region, New Zealand Newspapers Ltd, 1944
History records Ina Hazard as a survivor of the Tarawera eruption and daughter of Charles Hazard, headmaster of Te Wairoa School. The school was situated in Tuhourangi Village in proximity to the dwelling of Wi Keepa Te Rangipuawhe, of Te Arawa iwi Tuhourangi who controlled access to Rotomahana. A friendship based on mutual respect developed between Charles and Wi Keepa. Prof R M Keam, author of Tarawera: The Volcanic Eruption of 10 June, 1886 commented that such a relationship would have availed Charles and his family access to collect small pieces of sinter from the Terraces. On the fateful night of 10 June, 1886 Hazard and his family observed the eruption from their verandah. Ina later recalled "the moon was still shining and, together with the glow from the mountain, it was an uncommon spectacle". A few hours later the Hazard home collapsed under a rain of rocks taking the lives of Charles Hazard and other family members. Ina Hazard survived and in her adult life worked as an artist, living in Putaruru with her daughter Elva Aitcheson. Local residents who visited Ina's home recall viewing a large collection of her paintings featuring the Terraces and other local scenes.
Our thanks to the generous assistance of Prof. R M Keam, Auckland University in cataloguing this offering.