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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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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Wednesday 6th November, 1918

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Wed. Nov. 6. Rode up to Sonoma - pulled foxgloves from 1/2 of West Low Hill to Ohau River in 100ac p in 5 2/3 hours.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Wednesday 30 April 1913

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Wed Apr 30 Up at 5.30 am. Jim + I took fat sheep (141 - see Mon last) to rly [railway] station + trucked them. Split battens – got 182 out of one log. Got a pup from Uncle Bert – a black + tan with long tail but similar to Togo when he was young. Wet night.

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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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Cyathea propinqua

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Also known as: Sphaeropteris propinqua Family: Cyatheaceae <STRONG>Recognition</STRONG>: <UL> <LI>the indusia completely enclose the sori, but fold back at maturity to be all but obscured. <LI>the stipe is very short (cf. C. microlepidota ).</LI></UL> &lt...

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Tales from Te Papa Episode 78: The Ocean's Tight Five

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Echinoderms are known as the tight five of the ocean. Rick Webber explains why.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 26 May 1913

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Mon May 26 Plucked 9 dead hoggarts. Drafted out [new page] weak hoggarts in wooly [sic] Johnson + 2nd class Waikanae lots to put on swedes. Cycled down to dentist – had tea in town + attended meeting of Democratic Vote Campaign Committee – districts were allotted to workers. Read “A Child of t...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Sunday 30 August 1914

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Sun Aug 30 Drizzly day all day so lay low. Marjorie + Vivien returned from Wanganui College last Friday.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Friday 30 May 1913

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Fri May 30 Jim + I rode up to the South Block and continued putting in barb wires of east boundary fence – Gil + Anstice put in a futile day trying to cut rimu [new page] battens up near the S[outh] E[east] corner of block – we will probably have to buy some sawn battens.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 29 June 1914

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Mon. June. 29. The new man, Dick, disappeared during the night. Worked at pipe drains in SE corner of CK p[addock]. I laid pipes in branch drain to north of main drain, finishing it.

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