Story: Governors and governors-general

Lord Ranfurly's study

Lord Ranfurly's study

An amateur scientist, Lord Ranfurly once visited the Otago Museum to study moa bones. During a later subantarctic cruise, he shot birds to replace the British Museum’s moth-eaten specimens. As evidenced by this picture of his study at Northland House in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he took home many Māori and Pacific objects when his term as New Zealand governor-general ended in 1904.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Ranfurly Collection (PAColl-5745)
Reference: PAColl-5745-1-13

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Changing characteristics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33643/lord-ranfurlys-study (accessed 16 September 2019)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016