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Two of Buller's birds

Two of Buller's birds

This plate showing female (left) and male examples of the soon-to-be extinct huia was one of the lifelike illustrations by J. G. Keulemans for Walter Buller's A history of the birds of New Zealand (1888). At the time of publication, this popular work was considered by many to be a valuable record of the country's native birds before they inevitably died out.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0134-063
Lithograph by John Gerrard Keulemans

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014