Story: Wiffen, Joan

Cutting out the fossils

Cutting out the fossils

Joan Wiffen extracting fossils using a rock-cutting saw. Extracting a single specimen required up to 600 hours of work.

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How to cite this page:

Simon Nathan. 'Wiffen, Joan', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)