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New Zealand
Rotorua
Waikato

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Camille Malfroy

Macornay, Dept. Jura, France 1839 - Rotoria 1897
Chairman of the Rotorua town-board
(Wikipedia)
George Andrews
2007

Rotorua /  Camille Malfroy   Rotorua /  Camille Malfroy

Description

Bust on the edge of a hot spring.

Inscription(s)

MALFROY
GEYSERS
Centenary of the Death
of
JEAN-MICHEL CAMILLE MALFROY
1839-1897
chairman of the rotorua town board
1891-1897
chevalier de la legion d'honneur

Information Sign

Ōruawhata
A deep therman chasm named Ōruawhata was once a feature
here, stretching from Whangapīpiro to the Malfroy Geysers.
Filled with boiling water and poisonous gases, it was a secure
burial pit for the remains of warriors, ensuring that they would
never fall into enemy hands. Engineer Camille Malfroy harnessed
its power to create the Malfroy Geysers. The pool, with its urupā
(graveyard), was filled in many years ago. The site is still
regarded by Ngāti Whakaue as one of great importance, evidenced
in the Māori block name for the city of Rotorua, 'Pukeroa-
Ōruawhata'.

Rotorua - Camille Malfroy

Sculptor

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Location (S 38°8'10" - E 176°15'21")

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Item Code: nz017; Photograph: 5 February 2008
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