"Apteryx is a genus of birds, the typical one of the family apterygidæ. Two species are known- the A. australis and A. mantelli, both from New Zealand. The natives call the former, and probably also the latter, Kiwikiwi, which is an imitation of their peculiar cry. The A. austalis is somewhat less in size than an ordinary goose. It runs when pursued, shelters itself in holes, and defends itself with its long bill; but unable as it is to fly, its fate, it is to be feared, will soon be that of the dodo- it is now almost extinct."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Apteryx

"Apteryx is a genus of birds, the typical one of the family apterygidæ. Two species are known-…

Also known as the cabbage tree. They are endemic to New Zealand and can grow up to 66 feet in height. The trunk is stout and the leaves are sword-like.

Dracaena Australis

Also known as the cabbage tree. They are endemic to New Zealand and can grow up to 66 feet in height.…

A palm tree that is commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. They tend to reach about 32 feet, and the fruits grown turn bright red when ripe.

Rhopalostylis Baueri

A palm tree that is commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. They tend to reach about 32 feet, and…

Detail of wood carving on canoe, New Zealand.

Canoe Detail

Detail of wood carving on canoe, New Zealand.

Detail of wood carving on canoe, New Zealand.

Canoe Detail

Detail of wood carving on canoe, New Zealand.

"New Zealand Chambers." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Chambers

"New Zealand Chambers." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Detali of New Zealand repeating cloth pattern.

Cloth Pattern

Detali of New Zealand repeating cloth pattern.

Detail of carved wood club, New Zealand.

Club

Detail of carved wood club, New Zealand.

Detail of carved wood club, New Zealand.

Club

Detail of carved wood club, New Zealand.

The Sphaeria Robertsii a cordycep, a parasitic fungus "growing from the caterpillar of a New Zealand moth called Hepialus verescens." -Lindley, 1853

Cordycep

The Sphaeria Robertsii a cordycep, a parasitic fungus "growing from the caterpillar of a New Zealand…

Detail of wood carving on painted eaves board, New Zealand.

Eaves Board

Detail of wood carving on painted eaves board, New Zealand.

Also known as the apteryx, the kiwi bird posses a long, slender bill, which it uses for feeding on insects at night.

Kiwi

Also known as the apteryx, the kiwi bird posses a long, slender bill, which it uses for feeding on insects…

"The New Zealanders were distinguished by elaborate tattooing of the face, and many of their heads are preserved in European museums. As it was formerly a common custom for shipmasters to purchase these on visiting New Zealand there is little doubt that the demand stimulated the supply."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tattooed Maori Chief

"The New Zealanders were distinguished by elaborate tattooing of the face, and many of their heads are…

Detail of carved pattern on Moari paddle.

Maori Paddle

Detail of carved pattern on Moari paddle.

Detail of carved pattern on Moari paddle.

Maori Paddle

Detail of carved pattern on Moari paddle.

Detail of carved wooden club.

New Zealand Club

Detail of carved wooden club.

Detail of carved wood paddle handle, New Zealand.

Paddle Handle

Detail of carved wood paddle handle, New Zealand.

Detail of carved wood paddle handle, New Zealand.

Paddle Handle

Detail of carved wood paddle handle, New Zealand.

A wide-creeping fern with long reddish-brown fronds, which grow to be approximately 1 foot in length. They are usually found in New Zealand.

Pteris Scaberula

A wide-creeping fern with long reddish-brown fronds, which grow to be approximately 1 foot in length.…

The jewel case and stand is used to store jewelry. It is made out of New Zealand wood.

Jewel Case and Stand

The jewel case and stand is used to store jewelry. It is made out of New Zealand wood.

Believed to be extinct, the notornis mantelli was a flightless bird native to New Zealand.

Takahe

Believed to be extinct, the notornis mantelli was a flightless bird native to New Zealand.

A trembling fern with fronds ranging between 2 feet and 4 feet in length, and 6 inches and 2 feet in width. They are commonly found in greenhouses in New Zealand and Australia.

Pteris Tremula

A trembling fern with fronds ranging between 2 feet and 4 feet in length, and 6 inches and 2 feet in…

"Tuatera is a large lizard from New Zealand; apparently carnivorous, and in captivity are fed on raw meat, living frogs, small lizards, earthworms, mealworms, snails, young birds, or mice."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tuatera

"Tuatera is a large lizard from New Zealand; apparently carnivorous, and in captivity are fed on raw…

"Seventeen inches long; color brown; it flies badly, but runs with great swiftness; never takes to the water, scratches the earth like a hen, and feeds on worms and grubs. Found in New Zealand." — Goodrich, 1859

Weka

"Seventeen inches long; color brown; it flies badly, but runs with great swiftness; never takes to the…

Carved wood window head, New Zealand.

Window Head

Carved wood window head, New Zealand.