100 Natural History Treasures at Te Papa

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Author:
Susan Waugh
Released:
Nov-18
Status:
In Print
Format:
Paperback

A fascinating insight into the remarkable natural history and science collections held by Te Papa.

 

Since the Colonial Museum opened din 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealand's national museum have become enormously significant - not to mention enormous!

 

The objects housed by the Museum range from fossilized bones of the extinct Haast's Eagle and specimens collected b y Joseph Banks on Cook's first voyage to deep-sea-dwelling fishes and a plethora of insects.

 

In this fascinating book Te Papa's science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museum's important ongoing research.