Story: Wairarapa region

Stuffed huia

Stuffed huia

These two huia, the last found in the Wairarapa, are displayed in the Dannevirke Museum. Both Māori and Europeans prized the birds for their feathers, but by the early 1900s they had been hunted to extinction. The bottles are from the Huia Aerated Water Company in Dannevirke, which made soft drinks and cordials.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12072/stuffed-huia (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 3 Mar 2017