This brooch was made from two kea bills by silversmith William McBride of Timaru, around 1905. At that time kea were not protected – in fact, they were killed for a bounty.
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
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