Kōrero: Wairarapa region

Stuffed huia

Stuffed huia

These two huia, the last found in Wairarapa, are displayed in the Dannevirke Gallery of History. Both Māori and Europeans prized the birds for their feathers, and by the early 1900s they had been hunted to extinction. The bottles are from the Huia Aerated Water Company in Dannevirke, which made soft drinks and cordials.

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12072/stuffed-huia (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017