Brief Description
The collection includes rock and mineral catalogues, classifications, information, correspondence, periodicals and notes for talks and information about the rock collection at the Takaka Museum and the Sixtus family at Canaan Downs. Manuscripts, correspondence and ephemera regarding the publication "Canaan: the hidden land of the marble mountain" and other newspaper articles, etc. Also included is an account and periodical articles of the descent into Harwood''s Hole, Dec 1959 - Jan 1960 by cavers.
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