Show and tell: TJ Parker and late nineteenth-century science in Dunedin

  title={Show and tell: TJ Parker and late nineteenth-century science in Dunedin},
  author={R. Crane},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand},
  pages={61 - 66}
  • R. Crane
  • Published 2017
  • Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
ABSTRACT New Zealand’s international industrially oriented exhibitions also displayed scientific items. Building on their success, nineteenth-century men of science strove to engage audiences through museum displays as well as by writing popular articles and books. This short communication describes how members of Dunedin’s public encountered geology and zoology through these means. 
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  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
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