White heron at Okarito, South Westland, ca 1949 - 1957
Reference Number: PAColl-6203-05
White heron (also known as Egretta Alba or Kotuku) pictured in native bush at Okarito, South Westland. Taken by unidentified photographer.
New Zealand Free Lance original photographic prints, from the file print collection, Box 3, Reference Number PAColl-6203 (58 digitised items)
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print. Single photograph
Historical Notes: Note on back of file print reads: "White Heron (Egretta alba) at Okarito, South Westland. Called Kotuku in Maori. Tradition says it appears only once in a human lifetime, hence in national affairs it figures only in events of unique importance. From Christmas card, sent by P M Holland." Sir Sidney George Holland was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1949 to 1957.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures598 Herons. White.(PFP-019282)
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