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Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant gecko - Photograph taken by Ray Pigney, [ca 19 Mar 1990]

Reference Number: EP/1990/0968/4

Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant geko, rediscovered in a French museum and brought to Wellington for exhibition. The gecko may be the kawekaweau of Maori legend, closely related to a taniwha. Photograph taken circa 19 March 1990 by Evening Post staff photographer Ray Pigney.

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Taxidermist Wim Spiekman looking at a stuffed giant gecko - Photographs taken by Ray Pigney, Reference Number EP/1990/0968-F (1 digitised items)
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s) (Individiual image on negative strip)Cellulose triacetate negative, 35mm. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The last recorded sighting of a live giant gecko was in 1870 near Whakatane.

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