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H. D. Skinner and the Chatham Islands expedition, 1924

H. D. Skinner and the Chatham Islands expedition, 1924

Anthropologist H. D. Skinner (third from left) is shown here in 1924 with fellow research expedition members before leaving Lyttelton on the Ngahere for the Chatham Islands. Skinner's studies of Moriori material culture led him to believe they were an east Polynesian people, very closely related to Māori. The scientists in this picture are (left to right) geologist Robin Sutcliff Allan, palaeontologist John Marwick, Skinner, entomologist W. G. Howes, marine biologist Maxwell Young and botanist E. F. Northcroft.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - ‘Salvage anthropology’ and the birth of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44415/h-d-skinner-and-the-chatham-islands-expedition-1924 (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014