Story: Māori rock art – ngā toi ana

Rock art, Takiroa, 2009

Rock art, Takiroa, 2009

This rock art is in Takiroa, near Duntroon in North Otago. The natural limestone shelter lies on a historic pathway for Ngāi Tahu people, following the Waitaki River from the mountains to the sea. Under its overhang are images in charcoal and red ochre – birds, animals, people, mythological creatures and abstract forms. They are thought to date from about 1400.

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, 'Māori rock art – ngā toi ana - Who were the rock artists?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by , published 22 Oct 2014