Hugh S McCully 1878-1967
McCully was a Canterbury farmer and amateur archaeologist. His papers are about sites and finds in the area with a particular emphasis on stone tools. He also had a reputation as an inventor.
In the Canterbury Museum is a mōkihi (raft canoe) made from raupō. This mōkihi was made at Temuka in 1950 by Pita Paipeta of Arowhenua, assisted by Hugh McCully.
McCully guided T L Buick to the moa-hunter sites in the area and appears in Buick's resulting book , particularly chapter V.
McCully's collection was housed in a 'whare' in his back yard. The collection was sold and dispersed on his death, though recently a substantial component was presented to the South Canterbury Museum by the family of one of the purchasers .
1941 Stone Tools Made and Used by The Maori. Suggested Method of their Manufacture, Journal of the Polynesian Society 50:185-210.
1943 The Term "Unfinished" as Applied to Adzes, Journal of the Polynesian Society 52:204-406.
1943 A Multiple-Edged Tool, Journal of the Polynesian Society 52:206-9.
1947 Stone Tools Made From Quarried Material, Journal of the Polynesian Society 56:55-57.
1948 Stone Tools. The Flake, Journal of the Polynesian Society 57:46-56.
1953 In Quest of Rauru, Journal of the Polynesian Society 62:410-411.
- Buick, T L 1937 The Moa-Hunters of New Zealand: Sportsman of the Stone Age. Thomas Avery, New Plymouth. Online
- Anon. 1935 Minutes and Proceedings of the Fifth Science Congress of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Anthropology Section II. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 65:453-453. Online
- Anon. 1947 N.Z. Science Conference Section J Enthnological Sciences. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77:357-358. Online
- Samson, J. O. 2003 Cultures of collecting: Maori curio collecting in Murihiku, 1865-1975 : a dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: 111, 156-7.