Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant gecko - Photographs taken by Ray Pigney

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Date
[ca 19 Mar 1990]
By
Pigney, Ray, active 1988
Ref
EP/1990/0968-F
Description

Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant geko, rediscovered in a French museum and brought to Wellington for exhibition. The gecko may be the kawekaweau of Maori legend, closely related to a taniwha. Photographs taken circa 19 March 1990 by Evening Post staff photographer Ray Pigney.

The last recorded sighting of a live giant gecko was in 1870 near Whakatane.

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s) negative strip with 3 images.

Physical Description: Cellulose triacetate negative, 35mm

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Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers / Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper
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1 b&w original negative(s) negative strip with 3 images, Negatives, Acetate negatives, Cellulose triacetate negative, 35mm
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Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant gecko - Photograph taken by Ray Pigney
Date: [ca 19 Mar 1990] From: Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1990/0968/4 Description: Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant geko, rediscovered in a French museum and brought to Wellington for exhibition. The gecko may be the kawe...