Kōrero: Southland places

Elizabeth Island, Doubtful Sound

Elizabeth Island, Doubtful Sound

Fiordland consists of very old rocks, but its topography is created by geologically recent glaciation – a series of ice ages during the last 2 million years. After an ice age, the glaciers melted and the sea rose, flooding valleys and creating islands.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Grant, 'Southland places - Fiordland’s coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20215/elizabeth-island-doubtful-sound (accessed 24 November 2020)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015