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A meteorite exploded above Mokoia on 26 November 1908, showering the area with fragments. It made international headlines. One of the surviving fragments, recovered from the farm of Cecil Hawken is now held in the Puke Ariki heritage collection. Mokoia was one of the areas where soldiers were given rehab farms after World War II.
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The Mokoia (CV3) meteorite fell in Taranaki, New Zealand, on the 26th November, 1908.
A total mass of 4.5 kg was recovered.

39 38'S, 174 24'E

This is a fragment of the Mokoia meteorite, which was seen to fall near Whanganui on 26 November 1908. The tiny spheres are called chondrules, one of the typical features of stony meteorites.
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The Mokoia (CV3) meteorite fell in Taranaki, New Zealand, on the 26th November, 1908.
A total mass of 4.5 kg was recovered.

39 38'S, 174 24'E



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Aromoho, November 26, 1908.

Walter Hosken of Bell Block was spending the day at the races in New Plymouth when the event happened. He was chatting with two young women when one of them drew his attention to the sky. He saw what he thought was a kite, but realised it wasn't when it burst into flame and created a smoke trail behind it.
The incident got more than the Taranaki people talking. Overseas journalists and scientists were curious about what had happened on that calm sunshiny day in South Taranaki. A fireball seen falling into the sea off the Whanganui coast was in fact a meteor, and some of its fragments that followed after it burst through the atmosphere fell around Mokoia, especially on Cecil Hawkin's farm.

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