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Julius von Haast

Julius von Haast

Canterbury Museum director and founder Julius von Haast stands among moa skeletons in 1867. Haast had led excavations of a large number of moa bones in North Canterbury, and these formed the basis of the museum collection when it opened in 1870. Museums became important research institutions and repositories of scientific knowledge. 

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Simon Nathan, 'Research institutions - Developing research organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 22 Oct 2014