Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

Kea beak brooch

Kea beak brooch

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
Reference: GH006473

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Kea and people', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/14012/kea-beak-brooch (accessed 8 March 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015