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Zoology students dissect crayfish, about 1926

Zoology students dissect crayfish, about 1926

Students at Canterbury College dissect crayfish in a zoology laboratory, about 1926. Biological sciences were taught in the University of New Zealand from the 19th century. Only a limited amount of original research was carried out in the early years. This began to change after 1947, when research-based doctorates were introduced.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Life sciences - Biological research institutions, 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014