Kōrero: West Coast region



Most of the pounamu (greenstone) found on the West Coast occurs as boulders in the Arahura valley. There is considerable variation in colour and tone, as shown by these sawn boulders.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Māori exploration and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21069/pounamu (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, updated 1 Sep 2016