Heberley, James, 1809-1899

Hebberley, James, 1809-1899, Heberley, Worser, 1809-1899, Heberly, James, 1809-1899, Hebley, James, 1809-1899

Born at Weymouth, England. Whaler at Te Awaiti and Port Underwood, and later became the pilot for Wellington harbour, piloting the 'Tory' into Wellington in 1839. James continued to whale and fish around the Wellington region. Original settler at Worser Bay, where he was pilot for the shipping in the early 1840s. Changed his name from the family spelling of Hebley. Known as `Worser' and Worser Bay is named after him. Information from back of file print of photograph 1/2-019177: Married Te Wai (also known as Mata Te Naihi) on 31 December 1841. Was the first European, with Dr Ernst Dieffenbach, to climb Mt Taranaki. Drowned at Picton in 1899, aged almost 100 years.

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Date: 1959 - 1960 Ref: A-406-008 Description: Shows explorer Dieffenbach and the whaler Heberley climbing part of Mt Taranaki (this is explained in the text of the published book). Quantity: 1 drawing(s...
Date: May 1939-Oct 1940 From: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. Centennial Publications Branch : Historical Atlas material Ref: MS-Papers-0230-006 Description: Correspondence and notes about whaling and sealing, and whaling stations throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Considerable correspondence r...
Date: n d Ref: MS-Papers-0230-019 Description: Includes comprehensive list of sources and summary of European settlement before 1840; map included Notes about whaling and whalers in the greater Marlboroug...
Date: Jan 1809-Jun 1843 (1947) By: Heberley, James, 1809-1899 Ref: MS-0970 Description: Much of the narrative describes whaling and the life of a whaler in Cook Strait and the Marlborough Sounds. Includes description of the ascent of Mount Taran...
Heberley, James, 1809-1899 : Reminiscences
Date: Jan 1809-Jun 1843 By: Heberley, James, 1809-1899; Andersen, Johannes Carl, 1873-1962 Ref: MS-0971 Description: The early section of the diary recounts Heberley's experiences as a captain's apprentice and cabin boy on vessels sailing out of London to many destinations ...
Date: 1935-1958 Ref: MS-Papers-0212-C/04 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s) (30 letters). Finding Aids: See inventory for fuller description of the contents of this folder.
Date: [ca 1948-1949] Ref: MS-Papers-0192-2 Description: Includes `A Romantic Wellington figure' (Andrew Young); `Old Wellington' (Memoirs of Fred Campbell?); notes on whalers and whaling; `Man and moa eating bird...
Mr James Heberley and his wife, Te Wai Heberley
Date: [ca 1870s] By: Heberley, J (Mrs), active 1969 Ref: PAColl-5800-12 Description: James Heberley and his wife, Te Wai Heberley, circa 1870s. Taken by an unidentified photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Date: [1954-1955] Ref: MS-Papers-6061-28 Description: Contents comprise notes on adzes found at Ohau Bay (Wellington); Waikanae, McCrae's Flat (Central Otago), Dargaville and Horowhenua; a greenstone spike 12" i...
Date: 1885-1980 Ref: MS-Papers-9616-7 Description: Folder comprises correspondence and research material relating to Kidson's unpublished work `The Cook Strait whalers'. Also includes manuscript and typescrip...