S08/398 Observation Post E2719173 N6556283
Recorded by Brenda Sewell in 1996. This site is located on the west side of the prominent headland to the west of Bradshaw Cove. It comprises an observation post overlooking the control minefield located in Port Abercrombie. Observation Post is in excellent condition and retains much of the original wooden fittings and external shutters.
S08/402 European structure E2719400 N6556050
Recorded by Brenda Sewell in 1996. This site is located in Bradshaw Cove and comprises the structures associated with the naval control post for controlling the mine field in Port Abercrombie. There are two small bunkers measuring approximately 7.5m by 2.5m on the hill slope to the east of the stream that exits Bradshaw Cove. There are also two single pitched weatherboard cottages used for barracks accommodation
S08/405 Stone rows E2619900 N6554750
Recorded by Dianne Harlow in 2001. This site was recorded as a series of stone rows between 11 and 16m in length located on slightly sloping ground. The site is located approximately 30m from the Vodaphone cell tower. Several vague terraces are located in the vicinity of this site around the head of the spur.
S08/423 Stone alignments E2718560 N6556080
This site is located on the central NW-SE running ridge on the western side of the island approximately 1400m northwest of Mitre Peak. It comprises a cleared area on either side of a rocky promontory. To the west are two long terraces 10×28, and 4x35m separated by a stone alignment/revetment. On the eastern side of the promontory is a cleared terrace 8x8m with rocks heaped to the east.
S08/424 Stone alignments E2718475 N6556090
This site is located on the central NW-SE running ridge on the western side of the island approximately 100m west of S08/423 and 1500m northwest of Mitre Peak. It comprises a series of stone alignments on a broad saddle with the main row approximately 40m in length. Areas have been cleared of stone presumably for gardening.
S08/425 Terraces, pits, cleared area E2718350 N6556170
This site is located on the central NW-SE running ridge on the western side of the island on a rocky promontory marked as spot height 180 approximately 1600m northwest of Mitre Peak. It comprises several areas on the ridgeline cleared of stone debris including a 20x6m area to the east of the high point with three possible pits.
S08/426 Terraces, stone faced E2718232 N6556270
This site is located on the central NW-SE running ridge on the western side of the island just over 100m west of the rocky promontory marked on the topographic map as spot height 180. It comprises a 6x6m terrace with stone cleared over the front to form stone facing, and another 20x2m terrace on the southern side of the ridge immediately below.
S08/427 Terraces E2718120 N6556367
This site is located on the central NW-SE running ridge on the western side of the island just over 100m west of S80/426, and 200m from the rocky promontory marked as spot height 180 marked on the topographical map. It comprises a long 25x3m terrace on the southern side of the ridge, and smaller possible terraces to the north and west.
S08/428 Midden E2718406 N6555496
This site is located on the western side of an ephemeral stream near a point where two stream gullies meet at the coast approximately 1500m west of Mitre Peak. It comprises a 5x2m area of scattered midden containing cockle, catseye and whelk.
S08/429 Midden E2718511 N6555429
This site is located near the coast on the lower reaches of a NE-SW running spur approximately 1300m west of Mitre Peak. It comprises an eroding deposit with shell dispersed over a 10x30m area. Midden includes cockle, catseye, whelk and gastropod spp. Two pieces of obsidian also noted.
S08/430 Terrace, midden, karaka E2718466 N6555256
This site is located near the coast immediately below a prominent rock outcrop on the SE side of a prominent headland approximately 1300m west of Mitre Peak. It comprises a small terrace. 50m to the south is a karaka tree with midden exposed beneath.
S08/431 Pits, terraces, midden E2718781 N6555338
This site is located on a small knoll 250m down a prominent E-W running spur that extends from the central NW-SE running ridge to the SW coastline. Site is approximately 1000m west of Mitre Peak. It comprises up to eight terraces in a roughly E-W alignment with 4-6 pits on the eastern terraces. Site covers an area approximately 20x80m.
S08/432 Pits E2720946 N6556079
This site is located at the northern end of a slight saddle on the ridge that leads up to Mt Overlook. Site is approximately 350m south of Mt Overlook. It comprises 3 poorly defined pits the largest of which has dimensions 2.5×1.5m.
S08/433 Pa, stone walled E2720850 N6556440
This site is located on high point of ridge marked as Mount Overlook on topographical map. It comprises a pa with U shaped perimeter wall up to 2m high. West and east sides are otherwise flanked by precipitous cliffs. There is a gap in the southern wall most likely for an entrance, and two stone alignments of approximately 25m each in length make up internal partitions. There is a possible pit and terrace in middle third of site. Site covers an area approximately 30x100m.
S08/434 Pits, terraces E2720944 N6556880
This site is located on the north-westernmost point of the island approximately 100m north of Mount Overlook. It comprises three terraces with pits on the smaller lower terraces. Site covers an area approximately 10x30m.
S08/435 Terrace E2721013 N6556047
This site is located approximately 80-100m down the on the spur that runs to the coast to the east of the knoll on which S08/432 is located. It comprises a stone faced terrace approximately 7x4m with another smaller terrace 3x3m immediately above this.
S08/436 Findspot E2720681 N6555360
A single flake of brownish red obsidian was found on the north-eastern side of the spur on which the original airstrip was located.
‘Kaikoura Island Archaeological Survey’ Andy Dodd and Vanessa Tanner, Department of Conservation 2006.