A British fleet first British appeared on the Coromandel coast, but Dupleix by wars.
In the words of Orme, " That day terminated the long hostilities between the two rival European powers in Coromandel, and left not a single ensign of the French nation avowed by the authority of its Government in any part of India."
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.
COROMANDEL COAST, a name formerly applied officially to the eastern seaboard of India approximately between Cape Calimere, in io 17' N., 79° 56' E., and the mouths of the Kistna river.
The name Coromandel is said to be derived from Cholamandal, the mandal or region of the ancient dynasty of the Chola.