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Giant Ammonite

Possibly the biggest ammonite I've ever seen!
Te Papa: Box of Treasures

July 20th 2010
Having had a successful day at the embassy yesterday, I was free to enjoy today however I pleased. As is often the case in Wellington, it was a very windy day so I didn't really fancy spending too much time outdoors. The solution? Spend the day at Te Papa - the national museum of New Zealand! It was around 10am when I said my goodbyes to one of the Steve's who had stayed home from work due to i ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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