Kōrero: Geology – overview

Glacial erratic at Te Anau

Glacial erratic at Te Anau

This large boulder forms the smallest scientific reserve in the country, near Te Anau. Known as a glacial erratic, the boulder has been carried 50 kilometres from its source in the mountains by glacier ice during a past ice advance.

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Private collection
Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Quaternary mountains and glaciers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8389/glacial-erratic-at-te-anau (accessed 28 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006