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POSTCARD description



Mock Moa hunt

Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa) & Koroneho Hemi Papakakura stalking a Moa.
Early 20th century postcards. circa 1904.



The famous picture of Peter Buck stalking a Moa was staged at Woodhough Gardens, Dunedin, while Sir Peter was a student at Otago University.


The Moa was borrowed from the Otago Museum. It was reconstruted from a skeleton by Augustus Hamilton then registrar of Otago University




Addional Notes:


Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa), a graduate of Te Aute College and Otago University became Maoridon's greatest scholar. The Mana of the Maori people was augmented by his work in the International Community of Scholars in the first half of the 20th century. His publications include: The Vikings of the Sun and The cComing of the Maori.


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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