This photograph by the Burton Brothers shows a glass case containing some of the wildlife found on Karewa Island off Tauranga. The diorama includes a muttonbird (or sooty shearwater) chick in its burrow, an adult bird above, two tuatara and, on the top of the burrow, three small geckos. As was usual at other 19th-century exhibitions, the country's birds and animals were well represented at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Pearson Album
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