Deveril, Herbert, 1840-1911

Deverill, Herbert, 1840-1911, Ekins, Albert Edwin, 1840-1911

Born Albert Edwin Ekins in Ware, Hertfordshire in May 1840, the son of George and Elizabeth Ekins. As a young man, he learnt photolithography in Southampton, and later studied for the priesthood in Belgium. He left his studies, and the Catholic Church, changed his name to Herbert Deveril, and emigrated to Australia. He operated photographic studios in Melbourne between 1864 and 1873 (see "The Mechanical eye in Australia" p154). He arrived in Wellington in 1873 to take charge of photolithographic department of Government Printing Office. He took photographs for NZ Government stand, Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876 and operated a a studio in Wellington from 1873 until ca 1882, in which year he was declared bankrupt. He lived in Auckland until ca 1891, and in later years he invested in ostrich farming in South Africa. He returned to Australia, and in 1901 moved to North Queensland. He died in August 1911 in Townsville, and is buried in the Belgian cemetery there. (Sources: David Deveril Hill, pers com; "Herbert Deveril - Photographer", Hocken Library, 1981).

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Date: [ca 1870s-1880s] By: Deveril, Herbert, 1840-1911 Ref: PA7-46-31 Description: View of the thermal vent of the geyser known as `The Crow's Nest', at Wairakei. Photograph taken by Herbert Deveril ca 1870s-1880s Duplicate print at PA7-46...
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