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Volume 55 (2020)

Edited by J.W. Early and L. Furey
ISSN 2422-8567

https://doi.org/10.32912/ram.2020.55
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Cover image: \u003cem\u003eLanding in Bounty Bay\u003c/em\u003e. Drawn By F.W. Beechey; Engraved by Edwd. Finden, 1830.

Cover image: Landing in Bounty Bay. Drawn By F.W. Beechey; Engraved by Edwd. Finden, 1830.

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Our 2020 volume includes articles on the Pitcairn stone tool collection, Māori archaeological textiles, John Buchanan’s pre-1880 records and illustrations of New Zealand fungi, the flora and vegetation of the northern Kermadec Island group, the naturalised flora of Niue, moa fauna, and fossil and Recent molluscan types.

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  • John Buchanan illustrated a range of non-lichenised fungi while botanising around Wellington. In 1874 he recorded the names of 52 fungi as an addition to a list of plants of Wellington province, based on his collections and illustrations of fungal specimens.
  • John Buchanan’s pre-1880 records and illustrations of New Zealand fungi
  • John Buchanan illustrated a range of non-lichenised fungi while botanising around Wellington. In 1874 he recorded the names of 52 fungi as an addition to a list of plants of Wellington province, based on his collections and illustrations of fungal specimens.
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  • The Polynesian island of Niue is home to c. 160 naturalised flowering-plant species. Another 50 or more wild-growing species are either pre-European introductions or native plants that are favoured by today's disturbance-regimes.
  • The naturalised flora of Niue
  • The Polynesian island of Niue is home to c. 160 naturalised flowering-plant species. Another 50 or more wild-growing species are either pre-European introductions or native plants that are favoured by today's disturbance-regimes.
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Table of Contents

  • Pitcairn stone tool collection

    By Louise Furey and Emma Ash
    pp. 1–17

    Auckland Museum has approximately 20,000 stone tools from Pitcairn Island in the south east Pacific Ocean. Indisputably it is the largest collection from the island held in any museum.

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  • Māori archaeological textiles

    By Lisa Mckendry
    pp. 19–28

    Māori wove a diverse array of textiles including a wide range of basketry. There has been little examination of the Māori pre-contact woven textiles from archaeological contexts in the collections of Auckland Museum, particularly those manufactured using the technique Māori call raranga.

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  • John Buchanan's pre-1880 records and illustrations of New Zealand funghi

    By P.K. Buchanan and Jerry A. Cooper
    pp. 29–36

    John Buchanan illustrated a range of non-lichenised fungi while botanising around Wellington. In 1874 he recorded the names of 52 fungi as an addition to a list of plants of Wellington province, based on his collections and illustrations of fungal specimens.

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  • Flora and vegetation of Dayrell Island, Herald Islets, northern Kermadec Island group

    By P.J. De Lange and D.J. Blanchon
    pp. 37–52

    The flora, avifauna, lichenised mycobiota and vegetation of Dayrell I, northern Kermadec Is, is described based on a four-hour visit made there on 18 May 2011. Dayrell I has a flora and lichenised mycobiota of 80 taxa (one unidentified cyanobacterium, 10 marine algae, 21 lichens, four mosses, four ferns, and 40 flowering plants).

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  • The naturalised flora of Niue

    By Rhys O. Gardner
    pp. 85–100

    The Polynesian island of Niue is home to c. 160 naturalised flowering-plant species. Another 50 or more wild-growing species are either pre-European introductions or native plants that are favoured by today's disturbance-regimes.

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  • Moa fauna of the Auckland and Coromandel regions

    By B.J. Gill, Louise Furey, and Emma Ash
    pp. 85–100

    We examined museum collections to compile a list of all known moa remains collected within the Auckland area and Coromandel Peninsula (North Island, New Zealand) from both natural and archaeological contexts. Moa remains have been found at 45 locations within our study-area, with many locations represented by just a few bones in a largely fragmentary state.

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  • Fossil and Recent molluscan types, part 4

    By Wilma Blom
    pp. 101–150

    The Marine Department of Auckland War Memorial Museum has an actively growing type collection with currently 1,777 primary types and a further 1,835 paratypes and paralectotypes. The majority are molluscan and this fourth part of a catalogue of these collections reviews the types for 498 Caenogastropoda species and subspecies.

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