This subfossil moa bone is the left tibia of an Eastern moa. Dr Julius Haast was the director of Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand. One of the ways he built up its excellent collections was by exchanging material with other museums around the world. There is no record that he exchanged any material with RAMM in return for the bones in 1874 so they may have been purchased. It is possible that these specimens were collected at Glenmark, north of Christchurch, in 1869.