Kōrero: Fossils

Haumuri Bluff (1 o 2)

Haumuri Bluff

Haumuri Bluff (earlier known as Amuri Bluff), south of Kaikōura, was an important fossil-collecting site in the 19th century. Geologist Alexander McKay camped near the coast during the summer of 1872–73 and again for several months in 1876, when he made a large collection of fossils, including reptile bones. Most of his collection was lost with the disappearance of the Matoaka, which sailed from Canterbury in May 1869.

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Private collection
Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Uses and collections', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9387/haumuri-bluff (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006