Augustus Hamilton

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Augustus Hamilton[1] (1 March 1853 – 12 October 1913) was a New Zealand ethnologist, biologist and museum director. He was born in Poole, Dorset, England on 1 March 1853.[2] He wrote on the fishing and seafoods of the ancient Māori people.[3] He also wrote on the art workmanship of the Maori in New Zealand with a series of illustrations (from photographs).[4]

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  1. ^ HAMILTON, Augustus – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
  2. ^ Dell, R. K. "Augustus Hamilton". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved December 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Fishing and sea-foods of the ancient Maori. J. Mackay, govt. printer, 1908
  4. ^ The art workmanship of the Maori race in New Zealand: a series of illustrations from specially taken photographs, with descriptive notes and essays on the canoes, habitations, weapons, ornaments, and dress of the Maoris, together with lists of words in the Maori language used in relation to the subjects. Printed and published for the board of governors [of the New Zealand institute] by Fergusson & Mitchell, 1896. 438 pages.