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Taia dendroglyphs

WorldBlue  In short

The second largest group of Chatham dendroglyphs is Taia dendroglyphs.

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GPS coordinates
43.8743 S 176.4073 W
Location, address
Australia and Oceania, Polynesia, New Zealand, Chatham Islands, north – east Rehoa, Taia Reserve between the sea and Te Whanga Lagoon
Prehistoric and ancient inscriptions

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WorldYellow In detail

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.


  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.
  2. 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.

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