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Dieffenbach’s account of New Zealand

Dieffenbach’s account of New Zealand

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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Reference: E. Dieffenbach, Travels in New Zealand. London: J. Murray, 1843

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - Early European exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006