Te Tarata

Arnold Meermann (1829-1908), after and Bruno Hamel (fl. 1850s-1860s)1863

The Royal Society

The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom

Landscape study of Te Tarata (‘tattooed rock’) the White Terrace of Lake Rotomahana on the North Island of New Zealand. The Pink and White Terrace geological structures were destroyed by an eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.

Plate 8 from the book Neu-Seeland by Ferdinand von Hochstetter (Stuttgart, 1863).

Inscribed above: ‘Neu-Seeland Nord Insel.’ Inscribed below: ‘Hamel photogr. A. Meermann sc. Te Tarata am Rotomahana. Kochender Sprudel mit Kieselsinter Terrasen.’

Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter (1829-1884), German geologist active in Austria and New Zealand.


  • Title: Te Tarata
  • Creator: Arnold Meermann (1829-1908), after, Bruno Hamel (fl. 1850s-1860s)
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Location Created: Lake Rotomahana, New Zealand
  • Rights: Copyright The Royal Society, 2019
  • External Link: To license this image please visit the Royal Society Picture Library
  • Medium: Ink, Paper
  • Scientist: Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter (1829-1884)
  • Invention: Te Otukapuarangi
  • Field: Geology, Volcanology
  • Catalogue Reference: RCN 14633

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