8 Jun 2012

The Buried Village - Pam McGrath

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:43 pm on 8 June 2012

One-hundred-and-twenty-six years ago this Sunday, just after midnight June 10 1886, the earth shook below the feet of villagers living in Te Wairoa on the shores of Lake Tarawera. After the earthquake, Mount Tarawera erupted, burying Te Wairoa and killing about 150 people in the settlement. The buried village is now a place where people go to see what happened and honor the anniversary.