Story: Southland places

Charting the coast

The British navy vessel Acheron charted the coasts of New Zealand, including Fiordland in 1850–51. The insets on this chart show different stretches of water along the coast, including Dusky Sound, so named for the first time.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 883

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How to cite this page:

David Grant, 'Southland places - Fiordland’s coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/20216/charting-the-coast (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015