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In 1937 North Canterbury farmer Joseph Hodgen and his son Rob discovered moa bones in a swamp on their property at Pyramid Valley. Dr Roger Duff leads a team from the Canterbury Museum to unearth the bones, dating back to 1600 BC. This film shows the excavation work carried out in this swamp and the reconstruction of the moa bones at the museum. Another task was to painstakingly piece together over 200 fragments of shell, which formed an 18 inch moa egg.

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Year 1951

Reference number F1784

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Short

Duration 0:10:51

Production company ROY A. EVANS

Credits Producer: Roy A Evans