Photograph, Land Acclimatisation Float; Unknown photographer; 1956; WY.0000.84


Photograph, Land Acclimatisation Float

About this object

This is a photograph of The Land Acclimatisation Society float, possibly taken at a parade in Wyndham in 1956.

New Zealand’s first Acclimatisation Society was probably established in Auckland, around 1861. Many others soon followed, and they focused on introducing all manner of new species as long as they were ‘innoxious’.

This float features a moose's head attached to the front. The first attempt to establish moose in New Zealand was in the Hokitika valley in 1900. This failed, but a second attempt was made in 1907, when four bulls and six cows were imported from Canada and released in Dusky Sound. On 9 September 1929 the first moose, a ten-pointer, was shot by E. J. Herrick.

The continued existence of moose in New Zealand remains a subject for debate.

Place Made



Unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Yellow sticker: '396'
Back of photograph written in pencil 'WY.0000.84 FIC'


h 87 mm x w 137 mm



Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

Animals (fauna)

Subject and Association Keywords

Events and Parades

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Hunting and Wild Harvesting

Subject and Association Keywords

Clubs, Groups and Societies

Medium and Materials

processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, photographic paper

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Copyright Licence  

Copyright status unknown - orphaned work

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