Not Humpty Dumpty

Should the New Zealand-bred champion horse Phar Lap be “put back together again” asks The Sydney Morning Herald. Victorian Racing Minister Rob Hulls is seeking to “re-unify” the skeleton (from Wellington) and the heart (now in Canberra) with Phar Lap’s hide in Melbourne next November, as part of a plan to “put Big Red back together again”. Phar Lap was bred in New Zealand, developed in Sydney and reached greatness in Melbourne. The idea is to display the body parts alongside Phar Lap’s hide. What do they think he is? Phar Lap is unique, not Humpty Dumpty.


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Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

Natural History Museum Returns Moriori Remains

London’s Natural History Museum has returned 111 Kōimi T’chakat Moriori (Moriori skeletal remains) to New Zealand, as part of the largest single repatriation of such remains to date. The remains of the…