No filters selected

Narrow your search results by selecting the filters below.

Filter by

Broken

Banks' Florilegium

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Two hundred years after the project was started, Joseph Banks' collection of coloured botanical engravings was painstakingly printed in a limited edition of 110 sets, entitled Banks' Florilegium . Banks and Daniel Solander were responsible for gathering the vast collection of wildlife s...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

Marine mammals

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa's marine mammal collections and research encompass whales, dolphins, porpoises (Cetacea), seals, and dugongs and manatees (Sirenians). The focus of the collection is on species that occur in the New Zealand region, including the subantarctic and Antarctica, but it also includes some...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

Marine mammal collectors

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Sir James Hector, founded the marine mammal collection in 1865. Hector has two species of cetacean named after him, Hector's dolphin and Hector's beaked whale. Each of the subsequent curators and technicians associated with the marine mammal collection have added to it by acquiring mat...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Saturday 3 May 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Sat May 3 Put up the temporary barb-wire fence in CK p[addock] to cut of S[outh] E[ast] corner for grazing with bullocks + put up part of the cyclone fence in CK p. cutting off about 2 ac[res] of swedes for hoggarts. Cold windy night. Rode down to rly [railway] station to 7.37 pm train to meet ...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 5 May 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mon May 5 Mustered 23 bullocks from sect[ion] 37 + Terrace + put 8 best forward on to 2nd 15 ac[re] paddock. Also got up 14 fat + forward heifers for Bulliman to see. Lovely clear afternoon. Jim + I rode down to Perkins' farm on the Beach Road to get a cow in milk bought by Father for £8....

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 6 May 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tues May 6 Father, Jim, Anstice + I rode up to North Block + mustered the 202 wethers – they are still in splendid order though short of feed for last 3 weeks. Mr Bartholomew is abandoning our mill lease, dismantling mill + re-erecting on Kay's near head water-races. Counted 40 of the 89 s...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Sunday 4 May 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Sun May 4 Bitterly cold day, sleet + south wind; snow falling on ranges. Did not go to church all day. Photography. Wrote to Aunt Lizzie and Harry McCalman.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 15 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tues Apr 15 Up at daylight. Thick snow on ranges – white frost – bitterly cold – ice on pools – fog over lowlands. Shepherded all ewes + hoggarts except UR ewes before breakfast. After ditto set Jim + Anstice on to CK-Swamp p[addock] fence + cycled to Levin to see the sailors of the HMS “New Z...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

Diary of George Leslie Adkin, April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Leslie Adkin continues to work on his father's property Cheslyn Rise, near Levin. Farming activities this month include fencing, moving, dipping and drenching, and selling stock. Often Leslie works with a farm labourer called Jim. His younger brother Gil (Gilbert) also works on the farm. Les...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

Diary of George Leslie Adkin, May 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Leslie Adkin continues to work on his father's property Cheslyn Rise, near Levin. Farming activities this month include fencing, drenching, crutching and moving stock onto winter feed. He also attends local stock auctions. Leslie often works on the farm with two labourers, Jim and Anstice. H...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

Canterbury Earthquake Collection

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

<STRONG>Canterbury Earthquake Collection</STRONG> The Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 are among the most significant events in New Zealand's history. The most devastating earthquake struck at 12.51pm on 22 February 2011. The 6.3 earthquake caused severe damage and resulte...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 14 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mon Apr 14 Deluge of rain in night + continued all morning. Shepherded rape lambs + made gates in workshop. In afternoon it cleared + Jim + I cut rimu posts.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Thursday 17 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Thurs Apr 17 Father + I rode round stock. Started drain along CK–Cow p[addock] fence. Jim + I tarred + put in new posts on CK–Cow p. fence. Father, Mother, Clare + I attended a No-License League meeting in YMCA rooms to discuss a pledge to vote only for [new page] "bare majority" Parl...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 8 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tues Apr 8 C Retter dipped 105 sheep before breakfast. Later we dipped 786 of Tompsitt's sheep, young McLeavey + Campbell assisting. Mr Tompsitt came to watch operations + stayed to dinner. Very little water in dip towards end of day + had a hard job turning lambs on their backs – only 18...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Saturday 26 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Sat Apr 26 Shepherded hoggarts [sic] + found several dead + dying. Fencing all day. Developed the photos of HMS "NZ" at Wgtn [Wellington] + turned out some chic little negatives.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 28 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mon Apr 28 Kingdon came + drafted 120 fats at 12/- out of the remaining 150 rape lambs also 15 fat wethers at 17/6 + 1 maiden ewe at 17/6 + 5 fat ewes at 14/6. Jim + I plucked 10 dead hoggarts [sic], + Father carted them away + burned them. Got the 100 2nd class Waikanae hoggarts + picked out 2...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 22 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Tues Apr 22 Put rest of “old” ewes through arsenic [new page] footbath. Father, Jim + I took 293 hoggarts [sic] (best Waikanae + our own Romneys) + 252 of the “young” ewes (left 2 lame ones at home) up to South Block. Slow going up but crossed river easily. Inspected boundary fence-line where ...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Friday 25 April 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Fri Apr 25 Worked at Swamp–Cow p[addock] fence. Jim + I took 4 fat bullocks (purchased by Bulliman some time ago at £7.5.0) down to his slaughter-yards – then went to Levin sale. Rode down to Mr Herd's to get some papers left there last night but did not see my darling. Stock selling at f...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

Marine mammal collection

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

There are over 2000 marine mammal specimens in Te Papa's collection. They consist of skeletal material (articulated and non-articulated), preserved animals or parts thereof, skins, casts and mounts of individual animals. The collection was founded in 1865 when the Colonial Museum was formed....

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Broken

George Leslie Adkin diary entry Friday 9 May 1913

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Fri May 9 Took a lot of stock to sale to-day + struck a great storm en route – heavy rain, hail + wind but got shelter under Prouse's big hedge. Anstice + I drove down lambs + big sheep + returned + returned to help Jim with cattle. We sold everything as follows: – 30 store ewes + wethers ...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa