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  • Weird and Wonderful Museum: Tusked Weta

    by Melanie Cooper - Friday, 28 December 2012

    If your holidays are taking you to Northland, the Coromandel or the East Cape you could come face-to-face with large, carnivorous tusked weta.

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  • Christmas, costumes and ceremonies

    by Tessa Smallwood - Monday, 24 December 2012

    Choosing a Christmas costume is always a challenge fraught with creative considerations. But what do our imaginative outfits really convey?

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  • Book review: The Owl That Fell from the Sky by Brian Gill

    by Emma McCleary - Thursday, 20 December 2012

    One of our 2012 highlights was the launch of Brian Gill’s book The Owl That Fell from the Sky: stories of a museum curator. Emma McCleary of Booksellers NZ reviews this elegant book by our Curator Land Vertebrates.

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  • A ‘secret revealed’ from the Museum freezer

    by Jason Froggatt - Thursday, 20 December 2012

    Darli was born in June 2000 at Auckland Zoo but was accidently rolled on after her mother experienced complications from giving birth. Auckland Zoo then generously donated the infant to the Museum. Jason Froggatt tells the story of how Darli came out from storage and was was prepared for future display.

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  • The mystery of an island that isn’t there

    by Greg Meylan - Friday, 23 November 2012

    Auckland Museum may have some clues as to how a non-existent Pacific island made its way onto navigational charts and even appears on Google Earth.

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  • Egon's story: A twist in the (final) tale

    Thursday, 22 November 2012

    This is the final blog in the story of Egon, a 24-year-old Jew who fled from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to seek refuge in New Zealand. At the heart of the story is Egon’s diary; his entries at times mechanical and rather dreary, but also humourous and peppered with shrewd observations. Egon learns of the declaration of war en-route, and although he doesn’t write about his mother and sister, there is no doubt he would have been devastated. Egon would never see his family again.

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  • Egon’s story: the librarian

    Thursday, 8 November 2012

    This blog is part 23 of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family. There will be 24 posts in total.

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  • Egon’s story: Hope dimming out more and more

    Thursday, 1 November 2012

    This blog is part 22 of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family. There will be 24 posts in total

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  • Egon’s story: A last handshake and a kiss and then they left

    Monday, 29 October 2012

    This blog is part 21 of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family. There will be 24 posts in total.

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  • Egon’s Diary: Coming of age in Camp de Gurs

    Thursday, 25 October 2012

    This blog is part 20 of the story of 24-year-old Jew Egon Schoenberger and his flight from the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to New Zealand. Egon’s story has been adapted by Museum writers Greg Meylan and Kirsten MacFarlane, using archive material submitted to Auckland Museum by Egon’s New Zealand family. There will be 24 posts in total.

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