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Antarctic geological connections

Most of the Antarctic rock specimens at Auckland Museum are from Ross Island and McMurdo Sound, and a number were collected during the Scott or Shackleton Expeditions.

South Auckland real estate plans

View posters for South Auckland housing estate auctions during the early 1900s. These are from a collection donated by Miss Ivy Smytheman, a real estate agent's daughter.

The 1914 White Island/Whakaari mining disaster

In September 1914, a crater wall collapse caused a lahar on the active marine volcano White Island, killing 10 sulphur miners.

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.

Picturing Plants

A botanical notebook in Auckland Museum's manuscript collection shines a light on local science history and throws up the long shadow of the man who made it, botanist and Colonial Museum draughtsman John Buchanan, F.L.S. (1819-1898).