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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

HOCHSTETTER, Ferdinand von 1829–1884

HOCHSTETTER, Ferdinand von 1829–1884

Austrian geologist who arrived Auckland on the Novara in December 1858 during its official expedition to the Pacific. As a goodwill gesture to the NZ Government, Hochstetter remained in New Zealand for nine months to make a report on the geology, geography and natural history of the country. He made many friends in New Zealand, among them Julius von Haast with whom he communi- page 126 cated for many years. Some of the illustrations in his book New Zealand pub. 1863 were from his own sketches.