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The story of New Zealand’s tuna actually begins and ends in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga...
A new addition to the Museum’s dress collection unexpectedly involves the story of the first male staff member in the then Home Science Department, University of Otago; a dashing 24-year-old Frenchman named Monsieur Rene Thevenot. Our recently acquired garment is a stylish New Look jacket, sewn by Patricia Coleman in 1954, near the end of a year’s study in Europe. Image 1 blog2 Jacket made by Patricia Coleman in Vichy, France, in 1954. G2020.15 Gift of University of Otago; Otago Museum Collection. Photograph by Jen Copedo It has a...
What is your place of study? I am a PhD student at the University of Otago in the zoology department. I am studying the mating behaviour of the endemic stag beetle Geodorcus helmsi. Tell us about your visit My visit was fascinating! The University of Otago has a large number of stag beetles in their collection! I was able to get localities off of them, which will allow me to get a better picture of their range. I was also able to get a better understanding of the variation in the morphology across this...
1920s honorary collector
Research slowly revealing history
On postage stamps!
Longer than we thought!
A discussion of the finer things.
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