Story: Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant

Scientists alongside a whale skeleton, about 1874

Scientists alongside a whale skeleton, about 1874

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).

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M. P. K. Sorrenson. 'Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1m11/mantell-walter-baldock-durrant (accessed 15 November 2019)