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16.07.20 Public Talk: FROM ZEALANDIA TO OAMARU. A presentation by Brian Miller

Updated: Jun 15

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents


From Zealandia to Oamaru

An introduction to the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark proposal.


  • What is a Geopark and why is the Waitaki area so special?

  • The formation of New Zealand and the discovery of Zealandia.

  • How an undersea volcano created the Victorian town of Oamaru.



A presentation by Brian Miller

Brian Miller BSc Geology (a writer, publisher and photographer), spent 13 years in Papua New Guinea training science teachers and piblishing educational books. He then spent over 20 years traveling around South Island schools running 'Tapui Children's Books'.

Brian has written 10 books including the top-selling 'Otago Central Rail Trail' and 'Alps 2 Ocean' pocket books and 'Digital Cameras the Easy Way'.




6 - 7pm Thursday 16 July

Oamaru Library, 62 Thames St, Oamaru

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