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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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Banks' Florilegium

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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...

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Marine mammals

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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...

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Marine mammal collectors

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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...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Saturday 3 May 1913

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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 ...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 5 May 1913

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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....

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 6 May 1913

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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...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Sunday 4 May 1913

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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.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 15 April 1913

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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...

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Diary of George Leslie Adkin, April 1913

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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...

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