Kōrero: Wairarapa places

Forest uncovered

Forest uncovered

Near the Kaiwhata river mouth, south of Riversdale, are around 20 fossilised tōtara stumps. They were part of a forest that covered the area more than 8,000 years ago, but was drowned by rising sea levels.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Castlepoint', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12013/forest-uncovered (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015