Story: South Canterbury region

Tasman Glacier

Tasman Glacier

In 1862 Julius Haast painted this watercolour of the Tasman Glacier valley (centre). It shows the classic ‘U’ shape of glacial valleys, with steep mountainsides and flat valley floors.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-097-061
Watercolour by Johann Franz Julius von Haast

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Early European history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017