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Name/title Maker Production date Description
Blue Penguin Blue Penguin
A mounted little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) specimen.
Moeraki Boulder Moeraki Boulder
Small Moeraki boulder. Moeraki boulders are concretions. They are known in te reo Maori as Te Kaihinaki. This specimen may be from the Katiki Beach area, Otago.
Microscope Set Microscope Set
1880s
Brass binocular microscope with wooden case. This microscope was used by museum curator Thomas Forrester to view diatoms.

Pieces as follows:
A - Rectangular wooden box (with no lid) that has a handle on one of the long side. The interior has compartments for the various pieces of the microscope.
B - Base of the microscope. Brass. Two main supporting legs joined by a rectangular flat section with a lens in the centre. Joined to the front of the rectangular section is a circular tube with a rectangular base on top of it. On either side is a large knob which together raise and lower the screw for attaching the eyepiece. There is a fastening knob on it. Attached to the bottom of the circular tube is a mirror on a swivel.
C - Eyepieces consisting of two circular tubes which meet at the bottom and are joined to a base which slots onto B. Also on the base is a lens.
D - Piece of tube consisting of two sections, one slightly larger than the other.
E - Lens consisting of two sections, one slightly larger than the other.
F - Same as E.
G - Canister for a lens "1/12 INCH".
H - Lid for canister G "HOMOGENEOUS IMMERSION 1/12 INCH WATSON & SONS 313 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON".
I - Lens "1/12 IN. HOMOG: IMMN" and "1.25 N.A.".
J - Canister for lens.
K - Lid for canister J. "2 Inch".
L - Lens.
Kakanui Mineral Breccia Kakanui Mineral Breccia
A sample of mineral breccia from Kakanui, Otago.
Chain Chain
20th Century
Long metal chain made of 61 double and single toothed links.This is a section of the chain off a chainsaw used to cut limestone at Parkside Quarries, Weston.
Chain Chain
20th Century
Long metal chain made of 33 double and single toothed links.This is a section of the chain off a chainsaw used to cut limestone at Parkside Quarries, Weston.
Keystone Keystone
Circa 1882
A figural keystone in the form of a bearded man. Mounted on a wooden backing. Originally from an internal arch in the 1882 Waitaki County Council building on Thames Street, Oamaru.
Tibiotarsus Tibiotarsus
A tibiotarsus (leg bone) from a moa. This specimen is from a South Island giant moa (Dinornis robustus.)
Fossil Coral Fossil Coral
Scleration corals in greensand. Flabellum.
Fossil Echinoid Fossil Echinoid
Fossil echinoid. ? pericosmos.
Fossil Brachiopod Fossil Brachiopod
Brachiopod fossil. Pachymagas huttoni.
Fossil Scallop Shell in Limestone Block Fossil Scallop Shell in Limestone Block
Block of limestone recovered from the Queen's Hotel (Brydone), Thames Street, Oamaru. The block is spilt in to two pieces and contains a fossil scallop shell. Serripecten species.
Fossil Shell Fossil Shell
Fossil shell from Ardgowan. Spinomelon parki.
Fossil Shell Fossil Shell
Fossil scaphopod shell. Dentalium.
Limestone with Bryozoan Fossils Limestone with Bryozoan Fossils
A piece of limestone with clearly visible bryozoan fossils.
Fossil Rhodolith Section Fossil Rhodolith Section
Fossil rhodoliths within McDonald Limestone. The specimen has been cut to show the rhodoliths.
Fossil Rhodolith Fossil Rhodolith
A whole fossilised rhodolith, resembles a ball. Rhodoliths are a red algae.
Half Fossilised Rhodolith Half Fossilised Rhodolith
Half a fossilised rhodolith, cut down the middle to show a cross section. Fossil is round and golf ball-like. The rhodolith seems to have formed around a shell fragment.
Petrified Wood Petrified Wood
A section of petrified wood. From Livingstone, Otago.
Petrified Wood Petrified Wood
A section of fossil wood. It shows tunnels from teredo borings. From Five Forks, Kauru formation.
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