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Legends of Rotorua and the hot lakes

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Legends of Rotorua and the hot lakes – A.W.Reed Illustrated by Dennis Turner

This is the classic collection of legends from that cradle of Māori culture, Rotorua.

Legends of Rotorua and the Hot Lakes brings together the timeless accounts of great ancestors such as Ngatoro-i-rangi and Ihenga with beloved stories like those of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, or Hatupatu and the Birdwoman. It presents many legends and historical events in relation to localities, lakes and volcanoes around the Rotorua region, and includes a chapter on place names.

Format: This book is a Paper back

Language: This book is written in English

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1.       Ngatoro and the fire-bringer

2.       Ihenga the name-giver

3.       Ohinemutu

4.       Rotorua township

5.       Whakarewarewa

6.       Lake Rotorua

7.       Mokoia Island

8.       Lakeside villages and springs

Te Ngae: Mourea: Hamurana Springs

Taniwha Springs: Fairy Springs

9.       Ngongotaha

10.    Tikitere

11.    Rotoiti and Hongi’s Track

12.    The Eastern Lakes

Rotoehu and Rotoma: Okataina

13.    The story of Hatupatu

14.    The blue and green lakes

Lake Tikitapu: Lake Rotokakahi

15.    Tarawera and the eruption

Te Wairoa – The buried village:

Tarawera : Rotomahana

Place names of the thermal region


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