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War Poster Research - Stephanie Gibson

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<SPAN class=edit id=Main_BodyCopy> Te Papa holds about two hundred posters produced during World War l and World War ll (with a few from the Spanish Civil War). They were designed and produced primarily in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Graphically rich with ...

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Mother Aubert's medicines TEST

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Frenchwoman Suzanne Aubert founded the religious congregation the Daughters of our Lady of Compassion in 1892, at Hiruharama (Jerusalem) on the banks of the Whanganui River. Aubert was one of the first Europeans to appreciate the medicinal properties of New Zealand's native plants. Her pate...

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Tarawera eruption 10 June 1886

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The Tarawera Eruption was explosive and spectacular. It was the ultimate sound and light show and it happened at night. The ‘explosions' could be heard as far north as the Bay of Islands and as far south as Christchurch. Most of the population of New Zealand heard it! The eruption commenced ...

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Te Papa's list of Fijian ferns and lycophytes

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These are the taxonomic names in use by Te Papa for Fiji's indigenous and adventive (indicated by *) ferns and lycophytes. Authored by Patrick Brownsey and <A href="mailto:leonp@tepapa.govt.nz">Leon Perrie</A>. (c) Te Papa. Updated 10 July 2012. This list is based on o...

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Seals

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There are three species of Otariid or eared seal that are found in New Zealand waters: the New Zealand sealion Phocarctos hookeri , the New Zealand furseal Arctocephalus forsteri and the subantarctic furseal Arctocephalus tropicalis . By far the most commonly encountered is the New Zealand fursea...

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Mollusc publications

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<SPAN>Studies are published in a wide range of local and international scientific journals, trade magazines, and reports.<SPAN> </SPAN>These are used for resource management (e.g. fisheries), Department of Conservation (DoC), education, (field guides and books), and are a basic...

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Highlights from the Pacific Cultures Collection

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The Pacific Collection has been shaped by changing institutional and curatorial priorities, which have in turn been influenced by the history of New Zealand as a Pacific nation, the roles that New Zealanders have played in the Pacific islands, and the migration of Pacific peoples to New Zealand i...

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Samoan tatau (tattooing)

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The most important Samoan tatau (tattoo) for men is the pe'a – dense tattooing which completely covers the lower body from waist to knee. Malu is the equivalent tattoo for women, and covers the leg from the upper thigh to behind the knee, but is not as dense as the pe'a. There is a stru...

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The first navigators

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The first people to explore the Pacific Ocean did so without any scientific instruments. They navigated using complex systems of knowledge about the stars, winds, and the movement of the ocean. They also knew how certain cloud formations and sea birds indicated that land was near. These explorers...

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Tapa from Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with over 800 languages and at least as many cultural groups. But only a few of these groups make tapa cloth. Read about how tapa are made and used in Papua New Guinea here: <A href="http://collections.tepapa....

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Tapa from the Solomon Islands

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The very diverse island cultural groups that make up the Solomon Islands create different kinds of tapa, for different uses. Read about how tapa are made and used in the Solomon Islands here: <A href="http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/theme.aspx?irn=1948"> Tapa: Pacific Style - So...

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Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) or korora

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Blue penguins are the smallest penguins in the world. These little guys weigh about one kilogram. Compare that with the biggest emperor penguins – weighing in at some thirty kilograms! Australia is the headquarters for these birds which are known there as ‘fairy penguins'. They are quite a t...

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