Ernst Dieffenbach, a German, spent two years exploring parts of New Zealand for the New Zealand Company. He then published this wide-ranging description of the natural features, including some of the first observations of the rocks and thermal activity in the central part of the North Island.
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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: E. Dieffenbach, Travels in New Zealand. London: J. Murray, 1843
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