History Under The Hammer

7:00pm Sunday, April 22 on Prime

Documentary Series

In this episode of History Under The Hammer, a taxidermied head of the now extinct Huia bird is up for auction, along with a rare two volume book of native birds written by Sir Walter Buller – the man held responsible for the Huia’s demise. Also going under the hammer tonight is a time capsule consisting of 80,000 glass negatives documenting Whanganui’s social history.

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