Story: Geomorphology – a history

Past glaciers in Canterbury (1st of 2)

Geologist Julius Haast recognised that many of the lakes in Canterbury and Otago had been formed by glaciers, and that glaciers were once more extensive around the Southern Alps. He prepared this map in 1864 showing where glaciers had once been.

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Canterbury Museum
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Map by Johann Franz Julius von Haast

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - The extent of glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 24 Sep 2007