Kōrero: Moa

Moa bone (2 o 2)

Moa bone

These are the lithographed images of the bone fragment that accompanied Richard Owen’s article, ‘Notice of a fragment of a gigantic bird of New Zealand’. The article was published in the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London in 1839 and proclaimed to the world that a huge bird had once lived in New Zealand.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 3 (1839): p.33

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Trevor H. Worthy, 'Moa - Moa and people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/11389/moa-bone (accessed 7 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Trevor H. Worthy, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015