What Happened to the Moa?

$22.00

This children’s book unravels the fascinating story of what happened to the moa, the legendary flightless bird of Aotearoa New Zealand.  In this gloriously illustrated book, Ned Barraud describes the nine different species of moa, ranging from a small bush moa just over a metre high, to the giant moa at 3.6 metres high.  It also covers where and how moa lived, and, tragically how they were wiped out within 200 years of Maori arriving in New Zealand.

The book concludes with one of the last probable sightings of a moa, by a girl from a settler family in Fiordland in 1880.

This book is for any child curious to learn more about our most remarkable bird.

Format: Paperback
Imprint: Potton & Burton
Published: October 2020
ISBN: 9781988550138

Orders leave our Dunedin shop every business day at 11am. Deliveries take around 2-3 days to the main centres. Please allow an extra couple of days for rural orders.

We only offer delivery within New Zealand at this time.

New Zealand Rates:

Dunedin Central & West Harbour residents: Free delivery

Urban Delivery: $6.50

Rural Delivery: $8.50

Free shipping for orders throughout New Zealand over $75.

We wrap all online orders in our bespoke PICTURA tissue.

You'll also receive a colouring-in sheet plus a bookmark or another little treat from us!

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