World Australia and Oceania Polynesia New Zealand Chatham Islands ※ Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions
|Coordinates:||43.8743 S 176.4073 W|
|No:||185 (list of all attractions)|
|Category:||Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions|
|Address:||Australia and Oceania, New Zealand, Chatham Islands, north - east Rehoa, Taia Reserve between the sea and Te Whanga Lagoon|
The second largest group of Chatham dendroglyphs is Taia dendroglyphs.
During the review and counting in November - December 1998 (1) here was found 21 tree with 26 carvings. Researchers though were not convinced that they found all trees - there might be more.
Taia nature reserve area was fenced to prevent grazing in the late 1970s - early 1980s.
In the late 1940s here were found 49 carvings (2).
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.
- Christina Jefferson, The Dendroglyphs of the Chatham Islands, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, Vol 64, No 4, pp. 367 - 441, 1955. Accessed 06.01.11.