Story: South Canterbury region

Rock drawings

Rock drawings

South Canterbury has several hundred sites of Māori rock art. These drawings of a birdman and fish are in a limestone shelter near Frenchman’s Gully Road, Maungati. The shelter is open to the public.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Māori in South Canterbury', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017