Story: Nearshore islands

Elizabeth Island, Doubtful Sound (1st of 2)

Elizabeth Island, Doubtful Sound

The dramatic topography of Fiordland, in the south-west of the South Island, was shaped by glaciers. Between ice ages, the glaciers melted and the sea rose, flooding the valleys and creating islands of the high areas.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - A nation of islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13007/elizabeth-island-doubtful-sound (accessed 23 July 2018)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007