Kōrero: Extinctions

Cave drawing of moa

Cave drawing of moa

This copy of a cave drawing from Canterbury shows representations of moa. It is assumed that the drawing is several hundred years old, by which time the birds were probably well on their way to extinction from early human hunting.

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Canterbury Museum
Reference: E.150.319
Drawing by Theo Schoon

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - Extinctions in the human era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13655/cave-drawing-of-moa (accessed 3 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Richard Holdaway, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007