Story: Auckland places

Mapping volcanoes

This map was published by the German geologist Ferdinand Hochstetter in 1865–66. He and surveyor Charles Heaphy spent January 1859 examining the geology of the Auckland area. Hochstetter recognised that many of the volcanic features were similar to those he had seen in the Eifel district of Germany. The cones and lava flows are clearly visible.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: -q830caq/1859-60/Acc. 6150/Plate 3

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Auckland volcanoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016