South-island sentence example
Resuming his voyage in an easterly direction, Tasman sighted the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand on the 13th of December of the same year, and describes the coast-line as consisting of " high mountainous country."
Grande Terre or South Island forms three-fifths of the circumference.
Australia possesses fields of great value, principally in the south-east (New South Wales and Victoria), and in New Zealand considerable quantities of coal and lignite are raised, chiefly in South Island.
In South Island there are hot pools and a state sanatorium at Hanmer Plains.
To pass Cook Strait and land in the middle province of South Island is to pass from Portugal to Switzerland, a Switzerland, however, with a seacoast that in the east centre is a dull fringe of monotonous sand dunes or low cliffs.Advertisement
As a rule, nevertheless, the shores of South Island are high and bold enough.
Generally the opqn and readily available region of South Island extends from the Kaikouras along the east and south-east coast to the river Waiau in Southland.
No Cambrian rocks have as yet been discovered, but the Ordovician system is represented by the Aorere beds in the north-western part of the South Island.
The Pleistocene system in the South Island includes glacial deposits, which prove a great extension of the New Zealand glaciers, especially along the western coast.
In the South Island nine-tenths of the colonists live within 40 m.Advertisement
For many years the surface alluvial mining in South Island became less and less profitable.
In South Island the river-beds of Otago province have been successfully worked by means of dredges, and good returns secured.
Some French settlers, convoyed by a man-of-war, reached Akaroa in South Island in the May following.
Thereafter large deposits were profitably exploited in the south and west of South Island and in the Thames and Coromandel districts of the Auckland province.
New Zealand has a church at Auckland (1883) and scattered members in the south island.Advertisement