Penguins in the snow: Picturing Canterbury

Penguins in the snow. Christchurch Star Archive. In copyright. CCL-StarP-02829A.

Kim Collier with taxidermied penguins on the Avon River bank in the snow. 21 June 1976.

The penguins were usually on display at the Antarctic Division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) where Kim worked. When the DSIR was disestablished in 1992 the Antarctic Division became the New Zealand Antarctic Programme (NZAP). This would later evolve into Antarctica New Zealand.

Do you have any photographs relating to the Antarctic Division of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research?If so, feel free to contribute to our collection.

The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history of the people and places of Christchurch. It is viewable on the ground floor of Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand. Images displayed on the Wall can also be found on the Discovery Wall website.

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