Pohaturoa rock outcrop, south-west of Atiamuri

Pohaturoa rock outcrop, south-west of Atiamuri
Aug 1955
View showing a mother and two children standing beside a convertible car on a dirt road before a bridge crossing, looking up towards Pohaturoa, a rock outcrop rising 245 m above the Waikato River, south-west of Atiamuri. The rock is planted with forestry pine. Photograph taken in August 1955, by an unidentified photographer for the Free Lance. Inscriptions: Verso - top right - File / Photo [... illegible]; Verso - top centre - 1/12 x 3 1/14 Friday 5/8/55; Verso - bottom centre - Published 17 Aug 1955 Page 34 [publication stamp]; Verso - bottom centre - REMARKABLE ROCK FORTRESS. "As we approached Atiamuri there came into view the old Maori stronghold, Powhateroa [sic: Pohaturoa], round whose feet the river runs. Pine forest clothes its cone-shaped sides and out of them, as though the top had been pushed up by a giant's finger, rise sheer cliffs capped again with pines. `Like the head of a Fijian warrior' was the description we heard." [Glued-on clipping from original publication] Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s). Physical Description: Silver gelatin print 21.7 x 16.8 cm
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1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin print 21.7 x 16.8 cm, Orientation: Vertical image
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Pohaturoa rock outcrop, south-west of Atiamuri. Ref: PAColl-8163-26. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22727397

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