James Hector (seated, second from right) was one of several scientists eager to examine the skeleton of a whale captured at Stewart Island in January 1874. Also present are Walter Mantell (standing fourth from right), Thomas Kirk (standing third from right), and John Buchanan (standing right).
Story: Hector, James
How to cite this page:
R. K. Dell. 'Hector, James', first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol. 1, 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1h15/hector-james (accessed 23 October 2017)