Waikato River outlet

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Waikato River outlet.


Lake Taupo showing the outlet into the Waikato River, circa 1860s. A rope was slung between the two posts pictured for the safe crossing of waka. The sod-walled Army Constabulary (A.C.) Redoubt with buildings inside can be seen on the clifftop on the eastern side of the river and the small raupo building at centre was also associated with the A.C. A small wooden building on its own close to the lakefront is believed to be the first courthouse.

Ref: 1/2-008086-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22456189

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Waikato River outlet

Name:Lake Taupo/Waikato River
Sources:Alexander Turnbull Library