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Kororarekea, now commonly known as Russell, was the birthplace of the famous guide Te Paea Hinerangi or Guide Sophia.
In her later years she lived at Wairoa village, near Lake Tarawera, where she earned a living showing tourists around the pink and white terraces of Rotomahana. A significant female role model in the long-standing tradition of ‘guiding’, Sophia personified the very best of who Māori were at the time. (Chic Colonials: Ataahua, 2003)
- Sophia, the Heroine of Tarawera
- Production date
- oil on oak panel
- 203 x 152 mm
- (label on verso of frame) Sophie the Heroine of Tarawera by C F Goldie. Sale Price £14-14-0). (brushpoint - u.r.) C.F. Goldie 1910.
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lincoln N Astley, 1987
- Accession no
- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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