Dieffenbach, Johann Karl Ernst, 1811-1855

Dieffenbach, Ernest, 1811-1855, Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855

Explorer, naturalist, linguist, writer. Born in Giessen, Germany, he became a political refugee in 1835 and travelled to London, where he became surgeon and naturalist for the New Zealand Company. Sailed to Wellington on the Tory in 1839. Made many trips to the interior of the North Island and the Chatham Islands. Returned to London in 1841, and to Giessen in 1849. Wrote extensively on New Zealand and on its geology. Married Katharina Emilie (née Reuning). See DNZB (1990, Vol 1, 1769-1869)

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Date: 1825-1833 From: Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew) : Records Description: Official correspondence to Sir William Hooker, consisting of selections from Vols LXXII to LXXIII. Quantity: 1 microfilm reel(s).
Date: 1831-1956, nd Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s) (38 letters). Finding Aids: See inventory for a detailed listing of the letters in this folder.
Date: 1953 Description: Shows Richard Barrett and Dr Dieffenback seated outside a wooden hut on the side of a cliff. There is a smaller shelter on the cliff above them with two Maor...
Date: 1953 Description: Photograph of the drawing which shows Richard Barrett and Dr Dieffenback seated outside a wooden hut on the side of a cliff. There is a smaller shelter on th...
Date: 1841 - 1843 By: Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854 Description: A view across the settlement of Te Rapa towards Lake Taupo, and the distant volcanoes. Trees, including two tree ferns on both sides in the foreground Likel...
Date: 1841 - 1848 By: Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854 Description: View across the lake, with Mokoia Island in the background, beyond a headland. A family group of four Maori are seated and standing on the near shore, watch...
From: Various Artists :[Early natural history prints. 1844-1875] Description: Shows two subspecies of the robin family: the Tomtit and the South Island robin Other Titles - Tomtit [translation] Other Titles - South Island robin [trans...
From: Various Artists :[Early natural history prints. 1844-1875] Description: A profile view of a Chatham Islands, or Dieffenbach's, rail, extinct since 1900 Other Titles - Chatham Islands rail [translation] Other Titles - Dieffenbach...
Date: 10 Oct 1839 By: Dieffenbach, Johann Karl Ernst, 1811-1855 Description: To ? in Sydney. Dieffenbach has examined and collated natural history specimens and thinks he has discovered some new bird species. Quantity: 1 folder(s) (1...
Date: 1959 - 1960 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...