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#collectionfishing New Zealand (6-12 Mar 2012)

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#collectionfishing is a game on Twitter where players post links to objects in online collections according to a new theme each week.
'Portrait of a New Zealand man', 1769, from A collection of drawings made in the countries visited by Captain Cook in his first voyage 1768-1771. Source: British Library Via: @lifeasdaddy

Illustration from one of the Captain Cook Voyages. Sydney Parkinson, 'Portrait of a New Zealand Man' pen and wash on paper

Flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand. Source: Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa Via: @nzmuseums

United Tribes’ flag: New Zealand Company flag, 1839 – Ngā haki – Māori and flags

'Tamaki II',by Gordon Walters, 1984. Source: National Gallery of Victoria Via: @ngv_melbourne

'Tamaki II' - Gordon Walters National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

MV's most famous New Zealand object is Phar Lap. Source: Museum Victoria

MV's most famous New Zealand object is Phar Lap.

Ukrainian glassblower at ACI, New Zealand, 1964, by Wolfgang Sievers. Source: National Library of Australia Via: @nlagovau

Ukrainian glassblower at ACI, New Zealand, by Wolfgang Sievers. Source: National Library of Australia Via:

May Griggs portrait of NZ-born Lawrence Weathers VC, Adelaide undertaker. Died France 1918. Source: Community History SA Via: @communityHistSA

May Griggs portrait of NZ-born Lawrence Weathers VC, Adelaide undertaker. Died France Source: Community History SA Via:

Cassidy's coach, West Coast Road near Otira Gorge, New Zealand, 1895. Source: National Library of Australia Via: @nlagovau

Cassidy's coach, West Coast Road near Otira Gorge, New Zealand, 1895 [picture] - Tile of Album of the Boileau family's voyage from England to Australia in [picture]

Mr Blobby found north-west of New Zealand in 2003 on NORFANZ expedition. Source: Australian Museum. Via: @mrblobbyAM

The Blobfish Is The World's Ugliest Animal The grumpy-looking, gelatinous blobfish has won a public vote to become the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. This gives the fish the unofficial title of world's ugliest animal.

The Auckland women's cricket team, 1935, to play the English visitors. Source: National Library of Australia Via: @nlagovau

The Auckland women's cricket team, to play the English visitors. Source: National Library of Australia Via:

Via: @nlagovau Cooking in the hot springs, Rotorua, New Zealand, 1929. Source: National Library of Australia

Via: Cooking in the hot springs, Rotorua, New Zealand, Source: National Library of Australia

Via: @nzmuseums: 'Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi' from the Treaty House collection. Source: Waitangi National Trust (Treaty House)

Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. - Waitangi Treaty Grounds on NZMuseums

Small green bakelite picnic plate by Peter Pan Ware N.Z. with amazing story. Source: Australian War Memorial. Via: @AWMemorial

Small green bakelite picnic plate by Peter Pan Ware N. with amazing story.

NZ-made Crown Lynn sushi plate was used at the 1970 Osaka Expo. Source: Otago Settlers Museum. Via: @OSMDunedin

NZ-made Crown Lynn sushi plate was used at the 1970 Osaka Expo.

1 penny token from the Alliance Tea Company, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1866. Source: Museum Victoria. Via @museumvictoria

1 penny token from the Alliance Tea Company, Christchurch, New Zealand, Source: Museum Victoria.

Hat of teal felt - sailor or fedora shape, with flat top. Made in New Zealand. Source: Museum Victoria Via: @museumvictoria

Hat of teal felt - sailor or fedora shape, with flat top. Made in New Zealand. Source: Museum Victoria Via:

View of the landscape across Brallos Pass where the 6th Australian Division and New Zealand troops fought a rearguard battle against invading German forces during the Greek campaign, by William Dargie. Source: Australia War Memorial Via: @AWMemorial

View of the landscape across Brallos Pass where the Australian Division and New Zealand troops fought a rearguard battle against invading German forces during the Greek campaign, by William Dargie. Source: Australia War Memorial Via: