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Name/Title
A thick, twisted stump of wood taken from an unusually large boxthorn plant.
Accession No
TM2000.258

Name/Title
Approximately one tablespoon of boxthorn seeds in a plastic jar. There are traces of desiccated berry flesh also present.
Accession No
TM.2000.240

Name/Title
Wooden fern press with one leather binding strap (the other is missing) containing 44 thick mount cards with specimens affixed and labelled and 8 loose specimens in paper fold-over folders. The press is wraped in soft foam for protection.
Accession No
A97.002

Name/Title
A two tone brown snake skin that has been shed.
Accession No
A96.612

Single tree root - quite narrow and straight - with a large brown warty bulbous growth at one end. Growth has quite a flat top and droops down underneath on one side a little. Root has bark on it (moderate areas of bark loss evident however), and has been cut. In fair condition - there is a large crack (almost "t" shaped) extending from one side of the head to the other and if given a good enough knock would break. Small patches af surface loss due to item being knocked etc during previous storage.
Accession No
A96.329

Single tree root - quite narrow and slightly curved - with a large brown warty bulbous growth at one end. Root has bark on it (moderate areas of bark loss evident however), and has been broken off rather than cut. Good example. In fairly good condition. Small patches af surface loss due to item being knocked etc during previous storage. But nothing of any great significance.
Accession No
A96.328

Short length of tree root with a large brown warty bulbous growth at one end. Stubble of tree root still has bark on it and has been broken off rather than cut. Fairly good example. In good condition. Small amount of surface loss evident due to being bumped/knocked in previous storage, handling, transportation etc.
Accession No
A96.327

Single tree root with large brown bulbous warty growth at one end. Root is slightly "L"-shaped. End not affected by parasite is cut on the diagonal. Good example. In fairly good condition - small amount of surface loss evident where item has been knocked or bumped in previous storage / transportation.
Accession No
A96.326

Name/Title
A small copper coin pushed into a piece of lava. " Vesuvius " is written in white pen on underside of base.
Accession No
A96.242

Name/Title
Cordyceps robertsii (Vegetable catepillar). The fungus has taken over the body of a native moth with Aoraia dinodes or Dumbletonius sp. The body is brown and dried. The outline of the segments can still be seen. The long stalks are part of the fungus and would be attached to the catepillar body.
Accession No
A95.680

Name/Title
Light coloured (almost cane-like in appearance) piece of wood. "V"-shaped with one end curving downwards towards the base forming an upside down "U". Small bulbous knot at base of "V". Both ends have been worked. Whole piece has been polished.
Accession No
A95.678

Name/Title
A taxidermied boar's head mounted on wooden toilet seat lid. The boar has a light bulb in its mouth and an electric cord attached to the reverse.
Accession No
A92.982

Name/Title
A Mineral Specimens of New Zealand box set which contains 96 small mounted samples of rocks and minerals, each which are named with a printed label. Many of these labels also include location information. The box is rectangular with a hinged lid and is covered with an embossed gold coloured paper. The hinged lid is lined and fitted with a label on the top and underside which features a hei tiki design. " MINERAL SPECIMENS / OF / NEW ZEALAND " is marked on the label along with fern and kowhaiwhai type patterns. " SET X1 / CARNEGIE " 96 PIECES " is marked on a paper label stuck to the underside of the lid.
Accession No
A92.964

Name/Title
Two split bamboo jews harps with rolled string carrying cords attached. " Jews harp Huli area TARI SHP PNG " on attached label.
Accession No
A86.988

Name/Title
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

A large book of dressed fern specimens. Miss A.F Barnicoat. Richmond.
It is a blu
Accession No
A85.285

Name/Title
Kauri Gum thread contained in a cardboard box with a pane of glass taped into the lid. "Very Fragile!!" is written on a sticker on the lid.
Accession No
A80.113

Name/Title
Three unmodified 'cat's eye' shells. " Guadalcanal 1943. Turned up when the American Engineers were forming the road with their Bull-dozers" is written on an accompanying label.
Accession No
A72.816

Name/Title
A bag of trochus and cowrie shells. " Trochus shells. New Caledonia 1944 " is written on an attached label.
Accession No
A72.815

Name/Title
Three unmodified shells. " Shells from the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal and Vella-La-Vella 1943 " is written on an accompanying label.
Accession No
A72.813

Name/Title
Branched twisty piece of wood bearing many wooden flowers. Diameter of flowers 0.5 to 4cm.
Accession No
A70.728

Name/Title
Piece of wooden parasitic plant. Incorporates four wooden flowers. Flowers are large with a diameter of 6 to 8 cms.
Accession No
A70.727

Dactylanthus taylori - length of root with two brown warty growths at the end. One growth is considerably larger than the other (4-5 times the size). The large growth is attached to the end of the main root while the smaller one is attached to a lateral root. Root is curved and has been cut at one end. In good condition - although some surface and bark loss is evident - probably due to previous storage, handling or transportation.
Accession No
A70.726

Twenty nine stems with flowers. This plant is parasitic and the flowers are wooden. Dactylanthus from Mangapehi (?) Also several articles copied by hand from newspapers of the 1930s about this plant.
Accession No
A70.712

Name/Title
Six envelopes containing pressed plants.
A/ Silk spun by Peg's silkworms. Two bundles of cream silk thread bound together with wool.
B/ "ilkweed' plant from logs (in England) and Ireland. Obtained in Achiel Island, Ireland.
C/ Edelweiss from Ernslaur 0 Leontopodium alpinum
D/ Fern under which gray wrote his Elegy, Blanch 1911 (i.e. Blacch Halcombe)
E/ Tiny pressed flowers and leaves - flowers have a pinkish tinge.
F/ Pressed furry cream flowers with silky feathery plant.
Accession No
A70.710
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