These ice-scoured rock knobs, called roche moutonnées (literally, 'rock sheep'), are evidence of past glacial activity. Published in Charles Cotton’s The geomorphology of New Zealand (1922), this scene is in the Waimakariri valley, North Canterbury.
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Reference: Charles Cotton, Geomorphology. Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1942, fig. 292
Photograph by R. Speight
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