James Hector

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Sir James Hector

James Hector 1900.jpg
Born16 Mairch 1834(1834-03-16)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died6 November 1907(1907-11-06) (aged 73)
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
NaitionalityScots
ThriftGeologist, naituralist, surgeon
Kent forPalliser's expedeetion, New Zealand Geological Survey
Hauf-marrae(s)Maria Georgiana Monro
ChilderBarclay, Charles Monro, Constance Margaret, David Carmichael, Douglas, Lyell, Georgina, and Marjorie
RelativesDavid Monro (faither-in-law), Charles Monro (brither-in-law)
AwairdsLyell Medal (1877)
Clarke Medal (1887)

Sir James Hector KCMG FRS FRSE(16 Mairch 1834 – 6 November 1907) wis a Scots geologist, naituralist, an surgeon that accompanied the Palliser Expedeetion as a surgeon an geologist.[1] He went on tae hae a lenthy career as a govrenment employed man o science in New Zealand, an in this period he dominatit the Colony's scienteefic institutions in a wey that na single man haes syne.

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  1.  Woodward, Horace Bolingbroke (1912). "Hector, James" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)