In the early 20th century, when this moa was reconstructed by Augustus Hamilton, moa were still thought to have a very upright neck. At the time Hamilton was registrar at the Otago Museum. He then placed the moa in the Dunedin Public Gardens and persuaded Peter Buck (left), Hēmi Papakura (middle) and Tūtere Wī Repa (right) to pose as if in a moa hunt. This famous image was reproduced at the 1906–7 Christchurch International Exhibition.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.