Story: Conservation – a history

Moa butchery

Moa butchery

Archaeological investigations near Kaūpokonui, Taranaki, uncovered this collection of moa bones. The site is thought to have been a butchery, where carcasses were dismembered.

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University of Auckland, Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Photographic Archive
Reference: 023/M_4_141_013
Photograph by Richard Cassels

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Māori conservation traditions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015