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Murdoch tranquilliser gun (1st of 2)

Murdoch tranquilliser gun

This stamp, from a 2007 New Zealand Post series called ‘Clever Kiwis’, shows the ingenious tranquilliser gun invented by a Timaru vet in the 1950s. Colin Murdoch’s invention, which can also be fired from a rifle, provides a safe and humane way to catch and treat wild animals.

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Reference: 2007 Tranquilliser Gun - Clever Kiwis stamp issue

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Mark Derby, 'Inventions, patents and trademarks - Farming inventions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Feb 2015