Story: Geology – overview

Gondwana

Gondwana

This reconstruction of the Gondwana supercontinent about 200 million years ago shows the position of New Zealand adjacent to Australia and Antarctica.

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Reference: E. McSaveney and R. Sutherland, New Zealand adrift. 2nd ed. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, 2005

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - New Zealand’s oldest rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/8296/gondwana (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006