Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant gecko - Photograph taken by Ray Pigney
- [ca 19 Mar 1990]
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. Photograph taken circa 19 March 1990 by Evening Post staff photographer Ray Pigney.
Publication note - Published in the Evening Post, 19 March 1990
Source of descriptive information -Evening Post caption
The last recorded sighting of a live giant gecko was in 1870 near Whakatane.
Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s) (Individiual image on negative strip).
Physical Description: Cellulose triacetate negative, 35mm
Finding Aids: Print in Turnbull Library Pictures Evening Post illustrations file at cabinet 11, drawer 2, at Municipal-Museums-National Museum (2).
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- Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers / Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant gecko - Photographs taken by Ray Pigney
- 1 b&w original negative(s) (Individiual image on negative strip), Negatives, Cellulose triacetate negative, 35mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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