Alternative NameMinnie EparaimaDescription"Many guides became renowned as 'characters', either because of their sense of humour or for their eccentricity. The greatest of these was undoubtedly Minnie Waitohi Eparaima. For more than half a century she was engaged in guiding, souvenir selling and tickets. Her particular forte was the organisation of concerts and in this she was Rangi's chief aide. Before World War II she had her own concert party which performed not only for tourists in Rotorua, but also in the competitions at the Ngaruawahia Regatta. ...Minnie was completely without dress sense, a state of affairs which produced light intervals at solemn occasions and sometimes disasters when they were least expected."
From "The Hot Lakes Guides" by John C. M. Cresswell c2008.
First NameMinnieMiddle NameWaitohiLast NameCorbett