James Hector (1834 - 1907)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
Death: Died in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Managed by: Peter Norman McGavin
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About James Hector

Sir James Hector was a Scottish geologist, naturalist, and surgeon who accompanied the Palliser Expedition as a surgeon and geologist.

He went on to have a lengthy career as a government employed man of science in New Zealand, and during this period he dominated the Colony's scientific institutions in a way that no single man has since.

Hector's dolphin, Mt Hector in the Tararuas and the Hector Mountains in Otago are named after him. Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies is named after an incident involving James Hector.

Wikipedia reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hector

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Sir James Hector's Timeline

1834
March 16, 1834
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, UK
1868
December 30, 1868
Age 34
Nelson, New Zealand
1869
1869
Age 34
Wellington, New Zealand
1871
1871
Age 36
Wellington, New Zealand
1873
1873
Age 38
Wellington, New Zealand
1874
1874
Age 39
Wellington, New Zealand
1877
1877
Age 42
Wellington, New Zealand
1878
1878
Age 43
Wellington, New Zealand
1882
1882
Age 47
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
1884
April 6, 1884
Age 50
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand