Matt Vance

Matt vance is a New Zealand writer and passionate sailor. He has been a lecturer and guide on numerous expeditions to the outposts of the Southern Ocean, from the subantarctic islands to the Antarctic continent.

Jun 19, 2018

Greed is the thing with feathers: inside the world of natural history thieves

Matt Vance reviews an investigation into "the freaks, maniacs and the greed-addled madmen" who obsessively collect, plunder and steal bird specimens.

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Nov 16, 2015

Books: The Monday Extract – The Time Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves Shot and Killed an Albatross

There may be one place on Earth more depressing and extreme than Antarctica - Sub-Antarctica, those cold, forsaken islands way down south.

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