TITLE

An introduction to the Southland region

AUTHOR(S)
Morgan, Gary
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2009, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Southland Region of New Zealand. The district comprises Stewart Island, the Solander Islands and Ruapuke Island. In the northern region, mountain ranges are presented such as the Eyre and the Garvie Mountains. Invercargill, Bluff and Gore and Mataura are some of the primary urban settlements in the area. Maori calls the Southland as Muruhiku, meaning the end of the tail. In their folklore, it is mentioned that Polynesian explorers Toi and Kupe ventured into the southern regions during ancient times. The early people were hunter-gatherers and depend on stone, bone, shells, flax and wood as tools. In terms of climate, Southland is cooler and has less sunshine and more frosts.
ACCESSION #
37013646

 

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