About this object
A photograph of a pūkeko chick (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus) thought to have been taken at Tutira Station in the 1920s. The chick has been posed for the photograph in front of a cloth backdrop. It stretches upwards towards the right with its wings outstretched.
The photograph is mounted in an album titled: Photographs of birds on Tutira Station.
Photographer, Herbert Guthrie-Smith.
Herbert Guthrie-Smith; 13 Mar 1862; 04 Jul 1940
Black and white photograph mounted with photo corners in an album.
Height x Width: 59 x 78mm
Height x Width: 178 x 233mm
Pukeko chick, Inscription, Handwritten
Current rights code
Out of copyright
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17090
gifted by Ashley Cunningham
m91/16, 17090, Album 38a, 85538