Kōrero: Wellington region

‘Yellowacke’ (2 o 2)

‘Yellowacke’

In Wellington city, weathering has changed much of its greywacke rock into a yellow, clay-rich material. Solid and infertile, it makes hard work for gardeners. This excavation, showing what the rock looks like near the ground surface, is in the suburb of Roseneath.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Creation stories and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13179/yellowacke (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015