World Australia and Oceania Polynesia New Zealand Chatham Islands ※ Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions
|Coordinates:||43.8562 S 176.4129 W|
|No:||186 (list of all attractions)|
|Category:||Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions|
|Address:||Australia and Oceania, New Zealand, Chatham Islands, north - east Rehoa, forest between Te Whanga Lagoon and Lake Kairae|
One of five groups of Chatham dendroglyphs is Lake Kairae dendroglyphs.
During the review and counting in November - December 1998 (1) here were found 16 trees with 22 carvings. Researchers though were not convinced that they found all trees - there might be more.
Lake Kairae nature reserve area was fenced to prevent grazing in the late 1970s - early 1980s.
Main article about Chatham Island dendroglyphs with more information: Hapupu dendroglyphs.
See this monument on the map of Chatham Islands!
- Fraser W. Jopson and Craig R. McKibbin, Moriori tree carvings. Close-range photogrammetic record and survey, Department of Conservation, September 2000. Accessed 06.01.11.