Kōrero: Landscapes – overview

Murihiku rocks

Murihiku rocks

Eastern Southland lies on Murihiku rocks – muddy sandstone, gravel and volcanic ash, deposited 150–250 million years ago. Originally horizontal, these rocks have been tilted and folded by tectonic movements. Erosion has exposed harder bands, mainly compacted gravel, which extend for tens of kilometres.

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Reference: CN43841/16
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - Southland and Stewart Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13058/murihiku-rocks (accessed 8 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015