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  • Scientist in Te Papa museum's herbarium (plant collection).
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 24 September 2010 Size: 29 KB Referencing Hub media

    Te Papa maintains a plant collection, or herbarium, of almost 250,000 dried specimens. The oldest New Zealand specimens (seen in this image) are those collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander during James Cook’s first voyage in 1769.

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