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Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.168

Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.167

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
A fossilised piece of Dentalium Otamaringaense, collected from the mouth of the Urenui River in 1929. The fossil is a ridged white shell with a plug of darker material in its centre. The white shell is wrapped with a piece of grey material which looks a little like concrete.
Accession No
PA2015.053

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 paramoudra trace fossil with a hole at the top and cylindrical cavity at centre. The cavity has a porous, bone coloured, fossilised surface. At the bottom of the cavity are several worm-like forms. The fossil is ovoid in shape when viewed from above and has distinctive nipped lower half when viewed from the side.
Accession No
PA2004.078

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

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
Kiwi egg. It is a large egg, oval in shape. It is a light cream colour. There is a small hole at either end where the yoke was removed. Writing on the side in pencil is present.
Accession No
A96.967

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
Collection of 27 pieces of belemnites - grey in colour, cylindrical in shape, round in section - some have a pointed end. All are small - ranging between 3.5cm to 1cm long and 0.6 to 1.1cm in diameter. Surface has the same appearance as slightly smoothed concrete. Also known as Jurassic squids these fossil date back to the Jurassic Period.
Accession No
A96.322

Name/Title
Fossilised portion of a Nautilus shell. Very fragile - fragmentation.
Accession No
A96.249

Name/Title
Fossilised portion of a Nautilus shell. Very fragile - fragmentation.
Accession No
A96.248

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
Single tusk from a boar. Curved in a "C" shape. Top end has a jagged rough edge. On the inner curve the tusk is a golden colour, the remainder of the tusk is an off-white colour.
Accession No
A94.761

Unidentified snake / legless lizard contained in large glass jar with black cork. Pale with regular dorsolateral blotches along body of brownish markings.
Accession No
A93.824

Name/Title
A small egg-shaped bezoar. A small section of the outer layer missing from middle.
Accession No
A92.977

Name/Title
A fossilized iron concretion which resembles the shape of a human finger.
Accession No
A92.975

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
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