Kehoe, E L : Mock moa hunt - Photograph taken by Guy
- Kehoe, Edward Luke, 1882-1959; Morris, Guy Clayton, 1868-1918
Mock moa hunt, Botanical Gardens, Dunedin, 1899. Shows Peter Buck (left) and two companions "hunting" a moa which had been reconstructed from a skeleton. The other two men were possibly Koroneho Himi Papakakura and Tutere Wirepa. Photographed by Dunedin photographer, Guy, in 1899.
Note on back of file print reads: "Moa reconstructed from a skeleton by Augustus Hamilton, then registrar of Otago University. He persuaded Te Rani Hiroa (Peter Buck), left, fellow medical student Wi Repa and missionary Koroneho Hemi Papakakura to pose in Maori costume for this 1899 photograph." from "The Farthest Corner" by Harry Morton, 1988, page 36.
Note on back of file print reads: "Note: image published in NZ Herald February 4 1949. Caption reads: "Hunting the Moa" A reproduction in the Otago Witness in 1903. The museum moa was placed in the Dunedin Public Gardens and the "hunters" were from left: Te Rangihiroa (Sir Peter Buck) Hemi Papakura and Tutere Wirepa."
Note on back of file print reads: "Sir Peter Buck with two companions Dr Wi Repa and a fellow Otago University student named Nuku, on a posed attack on a moa, circa 1904. Taken in the Botanical gardens, Dunedin. At International Exhibition in Ch'ch, in 1907. Published Weekly News, 9th Jan 1907. (NB. not in this issue or any other for January 1907)"
Rowan Gibbs states (June 2007) that an original copy of this photograph has the name "Guy" on it. Guy was a Dunedin based photographer flourishing from the late 1890s to 1920.
See 1/2-056038 for a similar image
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