Story: Tuatara

Tuatara compilation poster (1st of 4)

Tuatara compilation poster

This 1980s poster advertises record label Flying Nun’s Tuatara compilation of 12 New Zealand bands and artists – available at the time on vinyl LP and cassette. An iconic New Zealand animal, the tuatara appears in many places in popular culture – it featured in the 1956 children’s story, Hutu and Kawa meet Tuatara by Avis Acres, and Victoria University of Wellington published a biology journal, Tuatara, from 1947 to 1993.

About this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-PHONO-1985-02

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall. 'Tuatara - Life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 8-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/14982/tuatara-compilation-poster