Story: Geological exploration

Hochstetter sketching

Hochstetter sketching

As he journeyed around the central North Island, the Austrian explorer Ferdinand Hochstetter sketched the geological features he observed. His companion, Julius Haast, drew this sketch of Hochstetter sketching on top of a hut – presumably the easiest way to get a good view.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MS-0921-059
Pencil and watercolour sketch by Johann Franz Julius von Haast

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - The search for gold and minerals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006