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A 75 gram fragment of the Mokoia meteorite. The fragment has a black fusion crust and a slightly rounded shape. Numerous white Calcium Aluminium Inclusions are visible on the surface. It appears as though a sample of the meteorite has been sliced off one side.
Accession No
PA2007.239

Name/Title
A vinctifer comptoni fish fossil that has been mounted on plaster and presented in a wooden frame.
Accession No
PA2004.199

Name/Title
A Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) mounted standing upright on a shaped piece of particle board.
Accession No
A97.709

Name/Title
A group of three butterflies, mounted in a vertical line with a single pin, and framed in a wooden box. The butterflies have printed labels beneath them "Papilio ulysses / (Malaysia)", "Graphium androcles / (Celebes)" and "Morpho rhetinor / (Peru)". Top butterfly has vibrant metallic blue and dark brown colourings. Lower wings have a 'tear drop' like shape suspended from them. Middle butterfly is partially striped, brown and cream colourings with the lower wings extending outwards with long points. The lower butterfly has a vibrant metallic blue/purple colour to the wings. The framed box is secured by two hook and eyelets on the longer sides. Pale wood, with a whitewash appearance. "SYD / L30" is handwritten on an adhered label on the top right side of the frame and covered with selotape. The rear of the frame has hooks and string for hanging.
Accession No
A96.725

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
Piece of brown fulgurite, shaped similar to a tree branch. The cylindrical shape of the main rock curves and then branches into two sections at the end. The fulgurite has a rough, uneven surface. There are variations in the brown colouring, from light tan to deep red, and light-coloured flecks visible overall. The larger end has a melted, lumpy texture to the centre.
Accession No
A62.401

Name/Title
Female Tuatara Sphenodon punctatus. Mounted and painted specimen.
Accession No
A102.301

Name/Title
A small irregular shaped volcanic rock. It has a porous texture suggesting gas bubbles from when it was lava.
Accession No
A100.854

Name/Title
A irregular shaped piece of Obsidian. It it black and some parts are shinny.
Accession No
A100.719

Name/Title
A small fragment of andesite that is flat on the bottom and rounded on top. The rock is a pinkish colour with flecks of white and black rock. It has a glittery appearance.
Accession No
A100.661
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