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Taia dendroglyphs

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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!


  1. 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.

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