Story: Taniwha

Taniwha stamp

Taniwha stamp

Issued in 1960, this stamp features a taniwha design based on the cave drawing known as the Ōpihi taniwha. This was drawn on a limestone cave shelter overlooking the Ōpihi River in South Canterbury.

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1960 Pictorials stamp issue
Artwork by D. F. Kee

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - What are taniwha?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/postage-stamp/10859/taniwha-stamp (accessed 18 June 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007