Story: Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions

Seal carving

These stylised seals are carved into a limestone cave known as Te Ana a Nunuku (Nunuku's cave), near Moreroa on the western side of Te Whanga lagoon on Chatham Island. Seals were an important source of food and clothing for Moriori.

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Basil Keane, 'Te ohanga onamata a rohe – economic regions - Rēkohu – Chatham Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/23617/seal-carving (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 11 Mar 2010