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New Zealand - 2004-12-15 - 1 - Wellington - Te Papa - National Museum

Wellington is the first city in New Zealand that I ended up staying at 2 times. I also ended up visiting the Te Papa museum 3 times (and there are still parts of it I didn't get to). The museum is called "Our Place" & is a point of pride in New Zealand. It is very well laid out & has some constantly changing exhibits. Today's first pictures were of the outside of the museum. After that I went to Quake Braker exhibit which is actually outside the building. These quake brakers acts a shock absorber for earth quakes. So basically the museum sits on these plastic rollers which allow the entire building to move a little as one piece. This keeps it from breaking up due to pressure. They say that on average Wellington has one earthquake per week (although you almost never feel it). After that I went to see things like Maori carvings, the x-ray room (skeletons), old cannons & the skeleton of the legendary NZ race horse (Phar Lap). There is also outside exhibits the show you lots of things from nature in a very small space. There are plants, volcanic rocks, & the different layers of the earth at different points in history.

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Larger Version - 01 - Outside
01 - Outside
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Larger Version - 02 - Outside
02 - Outside
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Larger Version - 03 - Outside
03 - Outside
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Larger Version - 04 - Quake Braker - Acts a shock absorber for earth quakes
04 - Quake Braker - Acts a shock absorber for earth quakes
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Larger Version - 05 - Outside
05 - Outside
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Larger Version - 06 - Maori Carving
06 - Maori Carving
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Larger Version - 07 - X-Ray Room
07 - X-Ray Room
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Larger Version - 08 - Harbour
08 - Harbour
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Larger Version - 09 - Harbour
09 - Harbour
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Larger Version - 10 - Layers of Rock Through Time
10 - Layers of Rock Through Time
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Larger Version - 11 - Volcanic Rocks
11 - Volcanic Rocks
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Larger Version - 12 - Waterfalls
12 - Waterfalls
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Larger Version - 13 - Suspension Bridge
13 - Suspension Bridge
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Larger Version - 14 - Over 200 year old ship cannon
14 - Over 200 year old ship cannon
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Larger Version - 15
15
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Larger Version - 16 - Pharlap's Bones
16 - Pharlap's Bones
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