Story: Moa

The moa and the lion

The moa and the lion

The fame of the moa's size briefly turned it into a national symbol. This postcard was issued in 1906 to mark the extraordinary record of the first New Zealand All Blacks rugby team in the United Kingdom.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-RUGBY-1905-1
Cartoon by Trevor Lloyd

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How to cite this page:

Trevor H. Worthy, 'Moa - Moa and people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/11391/the-moa-and-the-lion (accessed 5 August 2021)

Story by Trevor H. Worthy, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015