Kōrero: Geomorphology – a history

James Park and Patrick Marshall

James Park and Patrick Marshall

Geologists James Park and Patrick Marshall sit together as part of a group at the Otago School of Mines in 1905. Five years later, their bitter public disagreement over the extent of glaciation in New Zealand entertained Dunedin newspaper readers. Park argued that the South Island had once been covered by an ice sheet that originated in Antarctica, but this was disputed by Marshall because of the lack of geological evidence. Marshall’s ideas have since been vindicated.

Download the PDF document to read part of the debate.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Geology Museum, University of Otago

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) is an infringement of copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - The extent of glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/13109/james-park-and-patrick-marshall (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Rebecca Priestley, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007