Swamp Rail in glass-fronted case; RM59

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Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka

Name/Title

Swamp Rail in glass-fronted case

About this object

Bird 25cm tall, brown feathers. Killed by Catherine Flowerday's cat on 11 March 1845 as Kororareka settlers fled to waiting ships during Hone Heke's successful fourth attempt to chop down the flagstaff. Story available at Russell Museum.

Collection

Museum Collection

Credit Line

Presented by Mrs E Wilkinson

Object Type

Animal

Object number

RM59

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