Story: Southland region

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Since 1990 an earlier museum building has been enclosed in the striking white pyramid seen here. The building form references a triangular Māori tāniko design. New Zealand’s oldest animal species, the tuatara, is appropriately represented in the forecourt – the museum’s tuatara are among its major attractions.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
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David Grant, 'Southland region - Society and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015