Kōrero: Life sciences

Julius Haast with moa skeletons, 1867 (1 o 3)

Julius Haast with moa skeletons, 1867

Julius Haast poses with moa skeletons at the Canterbury Museum, where he was director. Early colonial museums and philosophical institutes had a strong emphasis on geology and the biological sciences. In particular there was great interest in the life and extinction of moa. Haast traded moa skeletons with overseas museums in exchange for other specimens.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 589-76
Photograph by Daniel Louis Mundy

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Life sciences - Beginnings, 1769–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44087/julius-haast-with-moa-skeletons-1867 (accessed 29 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014