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From "Canterbury Museum staff index 1870-2000" compiled by Elizabeth C'Ailceta, 2000. Unpublished report to Canterbury Museum. Entry reads: "FOMISON, Tony 1962-1963 Assistant Ethnologist. Specialised in Archaeology and Maori rock drawings. Supervised field excavations at Claverly and Kaikoura"

From: Michael Trotter []
Sent: Thursday, 17 November 2011 2:29 p.m.
To: Amy Findlater
Subject: Re: Tony Fomison - length of time at museum?
"Hi Amy,
No, Tony after Tony’s period of working at the Museum as Assistant Ethnologist (he had previously worked as a casual volunteer for some years), he spent some time travelling overseas and on drug rehabilitation. Then while Bev and I were doing our rock art work we encouraged him to return (again as a volunteer) and to work with us on rock art research. This would be about 1969-70, and that is when I got those cards (OR2116) printed for him. That particular project was never quite finished, but Tony did retain a very loose association with the Museum for some years afterwards."
Date Born/Established
12 Jul 1939
Date Died/Ceased
07 Feb 1990
Place Of Birth
Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Place Of Death
Waitangi/Northland/North Island/New Zealand

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