Historic accounts

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Anon. 1977. Kākāpō conservation attempt. Te Namu – Journal of the Fiordland National Park Board 3: pp 12.


Best, E. 1908. Maōri forest lore. Transactions of New Zealand Institute (TNZI) 41: pp 231 – 285.

Best, E. 1942. Forest Lore of the Maōri. Dominion Museum Bulletin 14: pp 211 – 216.

Buller, W.L. 1877. Further notes on the ornithology of New Zealand. TNZI 10: pp 202.

Buller, W.L. 1888A History of the Birds of New Zealand. 2nd ed., Vol. 1. London.

Buller, W.L. 1905Supplement to the Birds of New Zealand. Vol. 2. London.


Deslongchamps, E. 1880In Annuaire due Musee d’histoire naturelle de Caen. Paris: pp 45 – 53.

Dieffenbach, E. 1843Travels in New Zealand. J. Murray.


Garland, G.J. 1950. Rare ground parrot. Weekly News, Auckland, 8/2/50.

Gould, J. 1865. Kākāpō, In Handbook to the Birds of Australia: pp 543 – 544.

Gray, G.R. 1845Genera of Birds. British Museum, London.

Gray, G.R. 1847. Description of Strigops habroptilus. Proceedings of. Zoological Society 15: pp 61 – 62.


Haast, J. von. 1861. Report of a topographical and geological exploration of the western districts of the Nelson province, New Zealand, pp 138 – 39. Publ. by authority, Nelson.

Haast, J. 1864. Notes on the ground-parrot of New Zealand (Strigops habroptilus). Ibis. pp 340-346.

Hector, J. 1863. Geological expedition to the west coast of Otago, New Zealand. Otago Provincial Government Gazette 6: pp 435 – 468.

Henry, R. 1895 – 1908. Resolution Island reports. Appendices of the Journals of the New Zealand House of Representatives. Government Print.

Henry, R. 1903. The Habits of the Flightless Birds of New Zealand; with Notes on Other N.Z. Birds.Government Print.

Hill, S. & Hill, J. 1987. Richard Henry of Resolution Island – a biography: J. McIndoe & NZ Wildlife Service.


Lyall, D. 1852. On the habits of Strigops habroptilus or kākāpō. Proceedings of Zoological Society 20: pp 31 – 33


Pascoe, J.D. 1952. The Great Journey. Pegasus Press.

Pascoe, J.D. 1957. Mr Explorer Douglas. A. H. & A.W. Reed.


Reischek, A. 1884. Notes on New Zealand ornithology. TNZI 17: pp 187-198.

Reischek, A. 1930. Yesterdays in Maōriland: New Zealand in the eighties: Jonathan Cape.


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