20.10.22 Public talk: PROTECTING MĀORI ROCK ART

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presents


Protecting Māori Rock Art


Māori rock art sites are a distinctive feature of the mana whenua history of the North Otago

region, with close to 300 sites recorded in the area. While these significant heritage sites are

protected by legislation, at a practical level, their placement on limestone outcrops means they are exposed to the elements, and vulnerable to changing land use around the sites.


A presentation by Amanda Symon

Amanda Symon has a background in archaeology and heritage management, with much of her working life spent as Curator for the Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Trust. Over the last 20 years the Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Trust has worked alongside mana whenua Rūnanga to ensure these sites are protected for future generations.




6 - 7pm Thursday 20 October, Duntroon Hall (6 Livingstone Street)

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