Story: Hector, James
Scientists alongside a whale skeleton, about 1874Previous
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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Alexander Turnbull Library
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