Lydekker Huia

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New Zealand Centennial 1840-1940,
Postcards Issued 1940, reproduction of watercolour paintings by Lily Daff.



Printed with permission of The Forest and Bird Protection Society for 'Para' Needlework Co., Wellington, N.Z. 1940; Photolithograph postcards

Series Postcard titles:

  • 1. The Brown Creeper, on branch of flowering makomako, Aristotelia racemosa
  • 2. The Whitehead and Yellowhead, on spays of fruiting Miro, Podocarpus ferrugineus
  • 3. Brown Kaka, with sprays of Rata, Metrosideros florida
  • 4. The Silvereye, on Korahi of Harakeke, Phormium tenax
  • 5. The N.Z. Pigeon, on branches of Puriri, Vitex lucens
  • 6. The Shining Cuckoo, on branch of flowering Kotukutuku, Fuchsia excoticata
  • 7. The Bellbird, on branch of flowering Kowhai, Sophora tetraptera
  • 8. The Tui, on branch of fruiting Poroporo Solanum aviculare
  • 9. The North Island or White-breasted Tomtit, on sprays of Manuka, Leptospernum scoparium
  • 10. Red-fronted and Yellow-fronted Parrakeets, on branch of fruiting Titoki, Alectryon excelsum



Lily Attey DAFF.

Addional Notes:


Lily Attey DAFF  (1885-1945):

In the years between 1927 and 1931 Duff executed the illustrations for New Zealand Forest Birds, and New Zealand Sea and Shore Birds, the coloured illustrations of Dr. Oliver's book on New Zealand Birds, and the drawings for the splended series of coloured postcards of which a very large number were sold. In later years she illustrated books by Mrs. Moncrief and others, and her designs were used as cover-decorations by the Forest and Bird Protection Society.


Display &
Framing Notes:


Do not hang in direct sunlight.
This print should be framed with acid free archival matting and archival glass.


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