Story: Geology – overview



This reconstruction of the Gondwana supercontinent about 200 million years ago shows the position of New Zealand adjacent to Australia and Antarctica.

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GNS Science
Reference: E. McSaveney and R. Sutherland, New Zealand adrift. 2nd ed. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, 2005

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - New Zealand’s oldest rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2016)

Full story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006