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Betty Guard's comb, c1830

This is a broken tortoiseshell hair comb with an extraordinary history. It was made around 1830 and belonged to Betty Guard (1814-70), an early European settler in New Zealand. It has a half-round shape and the remains of broken teeth. It measures 11.0 cm by 8.5 cm.

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Keeping reptiles in schools – a resource for teachers

This resource aims to increase awareness about the requirements for keeping native animals in schools. The resource also gives teachers specific advice and assistance about keeping four commonly available reptile species in their classrooms.