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Rare books and conchology

Auckland Museum holds a fascinating collection of old, rare books on conchology. These books are as interesting for recording scientific developments and discoveries as they are for their illustrated plates.

Thomas Cheeseman's window into Auckland's biological past

Hidden behind the popular natural history displays at the Auckland Museum sits an even more important resource - a carefully catalogued library of Auckland bird and plant life. It provides a poignant window into Auckland’s biological past.