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  1. Part one of five from this documentary.

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Synopsis

In June 1886 Mt Tarawera spectacularly erupted, and this documentary tells the story of the people who were caught in the catastrophic events. Around 120 people lost their lives, and the internationally famous Pink and White Terraces were destroyed. The documentary features an animated re-creation of the eruption, archival images, interviews with descendants of those involved, and readings from written eyewitness accounts. The author of the book Tarawera, Ron Keam, is also interviewed.

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Comments (9)

 David Taylor

David Taylor

I would like some information please, on the incident when Tuhoto Ariki was struck by Te wharekaniwha and the subsequent curse that followed.
David Taylor retired teacher. Was this man the Rangatira of the tu Horangi tribe?
Hopefully yours.

 Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Great New Zealand film, classic! I love the part where they talk about the eruption!

 Dan

Dan

I really enjoyed this documentary, there is enough material here to make a blockbuster disaster movie, Peter Jackson and Weta workshops could do the job.

 Julieann Wozniak

Julieann Wozniak

I've long been fascinated by geology, probably because Pennsylvania has none beyond coal and shale gas. I've owned Professor Keam's book for years and was thrilled to see him interviewed in the documentary and the actual book brought to life on film.

 kellie fitzgerald

kellie fitzgerald

Beautifully shot, edited, written and narrated. Outstanding animation. Bravo!

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