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  • Value of External Supporters

    Head of Collection Care Vasiti Palavi describes what a gift like the one the 21st Battalion donated to the Museum means for the collection, and what a massive undertaking it is to make it accessible to audiences.

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  • Let's Get Reo

    Nina Whittaker (Cataloguing Librarian) and Geraldine Warren (Māori Resources & Mātauranga Advisor), in conversation with Leone Samu and Te Whai Mātauranga Smith about how the exclusivity of English-language cataloguing is excluding Reo speakers.

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  • Naming rights

    To mark Te Wiki o te reo Māori, Assistant Curator of Entomology Leilani Walker (Whakatōhea) reflects on the history and future of using te reo in the scientific names.

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  • 21st Battalion

    Auckland War Memorial Museum has recently completed the formal acquisition and cataloguing of memorabilia gifted by the 21st Battalion Association after the veteran’s club in Auckland closed its doors in 2005.

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  • Processing 21st Battalion

    Auckland War Memorial Museum has recently completed the formal acquisition and cataloguing of memorabilia gifted by the 21st Battalion Association, and this blog details the elaborate process every item goes through as it joins the collection.

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  • A spade, a saddleback, and thousands of trees

    How many volunteers does it take to make a wildly successful native bird sanctuary? More than you'd think. Read about how a humble spade tells the story of the committed volunteers who made Tiritiri Matangi a conservation project for the people.

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  • Sunfish

    Research Associate Dr Marianne Nyegaard chronicles the first ever identification of a Giant Sunfish larva, and describes how it’s possible that the larvae of such an enormous fish could be so hard to find.

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  • Cook Islands and the Griffin Register

    Auckland Museum’s Head of Natural Sciences and avid fish expert, Tom Trnski, shares how a recently opened old box of hand-written notes fills in some long-standing gaps, and opens up a conversation with Cook Island knowledge holders about the Cook Islands language.

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  • Te Awe and the Taumata Māreikura

    Tuesday 16 June 2020

    Read about the experience of Kahutoi Te Kanawa being part of the Taumata Māreikura in the Te Awe Project

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