View of ten men (including Colonial Museum personnel) assembled around the skeleton of a pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata). The following Colonial Museum people are featured, from left to right: W. D. B. Mantell (seated on left, wearing hat), W. Skey (sitting on grass, chemist), A. T. Bothamley (standing, temporary assistant to R. B. Gore), R. B. Gore (standing, Curator/Meteorologist), T. W. Kirk (standing, Zoologist), A. McKay (standing, assistant Geologist), S. H. Cox (standing, Geologist), Mr J. Buchanan (standing), James Hector (sitting on box), and Mr Burton (seated on grass, taxidermist).
Group with mounted skeleton, including James Hector, 1874, Wellington, by William Travers. Purchased 2001 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa (O.030607)