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The discontinued Waikato Earth Science Journal

It contains a wealth of geological information and is available here.

A little of its history from Prof. Cam Nelson.

Production of the New Zealand-based Earth Science Journal lasted only five years, from 1967 to 1971, issuing one volume and two numbers of the journal each year (Vol. 1, Nos.1 and 2 to Vol. 5, Nos. 1 and 2). The journal was established in 1967 under the auspices of The Waikato Geological Society, a predominantly amateur group of enthusiastic Earth scientists based in Hamilton, New Zealand who had loose links to the fledgling University of Waikato.

The intent of the journal was to encourage and publish articles that spanned widely across the Earth sciences discipline, including geology, geomorphology, pedology, climatology, oceanography and ecology. It was edited by Michael Selby, an internationally renowned geomorphologist, who was also influential in the eventual establishment of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Waikato in Hamilton in 1970 and went on to become the university's Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 1986 until his retirement in 2002.

The first issue of the journal, which includes several seminal papers on aspects of the physical environment in the Waikato region, was timed to coincide with the first conference of the Geological Society of New Zealand that was held in Hamilton in 1967. The journal existed through the willing assistance of many unpaid helpers, but by 1971 it was noted that rapid inflation had increased costs beyond what could be met by increased circulation and subscriptions, and so a decision was made to cease production.

At my request to preserve this historical record in digital format, an online pdf version of the full run of the Earth Science Journal has been kindly prepared in early 2015 by Research Commons staff in the The Library, University of Waikato.