An amateur scientist, Lord Ranfurly once visited the Otago Museum to study moa bones. During a later subantarctic cruise, he shot birds to replace the British Museum’s moth-eaten specimens. As evidenced by this picture of his study at Northland House in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, he took home many Māori and Pacific objects when his term as New Zealand governor-general ended in 1904.
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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.