Bird's egg collection; 75/82/87


Te Manawa


Bird's egg collection

About this object

BIRD'S EGG - Neilsen Collection from Longburn Primary School. 175 foreign bird eggs

Place Made


Subject and Association Description

The original collection these eggs came from was assembled by Wilhelm Larsen in the 1800s. Of Danish origin, he did taxidermy and collected as a hobby. He travelled with the Nielsens, his sister's family to New Zealand in 1892. The collection therefore includes some objects collected in Denmark, some during the voyage to New Zealand and others once living in New Zealand.His collection was bequeathed, pre 1940s in three parts to his nephew and nieces, the Burmeister family and the Whitelock / Christensen family. The brother Peter Nielsen's inheritance was displayed in a large hall cabinet in his house at Karere, and included some natural history specimens taxidermed by Peter, also specimens in jars.In 1964 Peter's son Alan moved house and passed the collection to Longburn School. It was then gifted by Longburn School to the Manawatu Museum in 1975.

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Longburn Primary School

Object Type

Bird's egg

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