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Evidences of former glaciation in the Southern- hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania) subsequent to the deposition of rocks of Miocene Age

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posted on 2023-11-22, 09:09 authored by Robert Mackenzie Johnston
In New Zealand there are, as is well known, ice marks dating from the present day to some period when the glaciers were at their greatest extent, and for many years New Zealand geologists have been accustomed to call this latter time the glacier epoch of New Zealand, in order to distinguish it from a glacial epoch, which term implies a considerable reduction of temperature." The term glacier he considers does not imply any hypothesis as to the cause. He affirms also that all New Zealand geologists are of opinion that the glacier epoch there was long anterior to the glacial epoch of Europe and North America


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