Canterbury Museum founder Julius Haast is shown here with moa skeletons in 1867. Haast excavated a large quantity of moa bones from Glenmark station in North Canterbury, and these formed the basis of the museum collection. He exchanged moa bones with many overseas museums, receiving in return natural history specimens and cultural artefacts.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Photograph by Daniel Louis Mundy
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