Te Kaupapa i Kā Tuhituhi Tawhito o Te Waipounamu
The South Island Māori Rock Art Project or SIMRAP was established to find
The project began in the early 1990s with a pilot study around the Oamaru area in
and record as much rock art as possible within Te Waipounamu, or the South Island.
North Otago. The pilot study resulted in a 300% increase in the number of sites that
were previously recorded. There was also a dramatic increase in the number
of individual figures recorded in the known rock art sites.