This research works with Ngāti Kuri to compare current oral histories with past descriptive records that potentially refer to ancestral experience with past tsunamis in the Kaikōura area. It affirms past catastrophic saltwater inundations and potential tectonic disturbances.
This research contributes to our understanding of past tsunamis in the Kaikōura area.
Authors: Darren King, Maurice Manawatu, Wendy Shaw
Funders: Environment Canterbury, NIWA Strategic Science Investment Fund
Format: Published - Quaternary Research
Reference: King, D. N., Manawatu, M., Shaw, W. (2020). Comparing and combining ethnographic records with active Maori histories to provide insights on tsunami hazard. Quaternary Research 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1017/qua.2019.84
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