Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

Castle Hill, Canterbury (3 o 3)

Castle Hill, Canterbury

Just over one hour from Christchurch on the road to Arthur’s Pass is Castle Hill – named for the ramparts of limestone found there. The area is popular with climbers. The Ngāi Tahu people regard it as sacred, and refer to it as Kura Tawhiti. For Ngāi Tahu, it was an important stopover point on journeys to the West Coast, and a seasonal food-gathering place. The numerous rock overhangs were used for shelter.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN43192
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Limestone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5225/castle-hill-canterbury (accessed 19 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006