Deveril, Herbert, fl. 1873-1885 (photographer)
Herbert Deveril arrived in Wellington from Melbourne (where he had been employed as a photographer) in 1873 to take over the Photolithographic Department of the Government Printing Office. He was active as a photographer until the mid-1880s. He was commissioned by the New Zealand Government to take a series of photographs of New Zealand for the 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition.
Knight, Hardwicke (1971), 'Photography in New Zealand. A social and technical history'. Dunedin : John McIndoe.
Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:
30 Government Building, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 1876
360 x 260 mm. A view looking across the hillside behind the town towards the Government Building, a two storey wooden construction with a few officials standing outside the entrance. With small houses in the background.
A bit on the Milton and Lawrence Road, Otago, New Zealand, 1876
362 x 265 mm. A view looking down on the road which runs through a rocky gorge across two small stone bridges. Milton lies near the coast south west of Dunedin and this road follows the Clutha River north west up to Alexandra.
Ashburton Bridge, 1876
Ashley Bridge, 1876
At the Head of Wanaka Lake, Otago, New Zealand, 1886
363 x 266 mm. A view looking along the steeply rising banks of the lake, with a man sitting in a rowing boat at the lakeside in the foreground.
Auckland, New Zealand, from the Club, 1876
360 x 265 mm. A view looking across part of the city, with allotments and gardens in the foreground and commercial buildings beyond. Queen Street runs across the picture in the centre, with the harbour in the background.
Bridge over the River Clutha at Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand, 1876
352 x 266 mm. A view from the river bank towards the road bridge, a laminated wood superstructure resting on stone piers. The caption adds ‘Centre span of this bridge is 178 feet’. Roxburgh lies about halfway between Lawrence and Alexandra.
Crossing the Kawarau Gorge on a wire rope, 1876
362 x 260 mm. A similar view to Y3089B/65 but taken from further away, with the cable car almost invisible against the rock face.
[Crossing the Kawarau Gorge on a wire rope: caption torn off], 1876
364 x 265 mm. A view showing a man crossing the gorge in a small cable car with the river below. See also Y3089B/66.
From Hill Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 1876
361 x 264 mm. A view taken from the same position as Y3089B/24, but looking towards Lambton Quay and Te Aro Flats. In the foreground is a residential area with mainly wooden houses, while beyond in the harbour, ships can be seen moored at Queen’s Wharf, with Te Aro Flats in the distance.
Government Departmental Offices, Wellington, New Zealand, 1876
364 x 257 mm. A view of the Government Building on Lambton Quay with three figures standing in the roadway in front. This is the handsome building which superseded the offices shown in Y3089B/27. Finished around 1876 (to the design of W.H. Clayton), it is a wooden structure looking deceptively like stone. The chimneys seen here were later removed in the interests of architectural harmony.
Government House, Wellington, New Zealand, 1876
360 x 260 mm. A front view of this attractive timber building, with a square tower at one end and ornamental designs on verandahs and eaves. The house was designed in 1869 by W.H. Clayton.
Ground sluicing at the Woolshed, Otago, New Zealand, 1876
364 x 265 mm. A view looking down on to a waterfall and the pool below. The appearance of the rock face would make it probable that this is a man made sluice running into quarried ground, possibly connected with gold mining in the area.
Hotel on the shore of Lake Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand, 1876
360 x 266 mm. A view showing the front of the ‘Wanaka Hotel’, a small single storied wooden building with a stone chimney at either end, owned by Theodore Russell. On the verandah, a group of men and women pose for the photographer.
Kawarau River, Otago, New Zealand: miners’ water supply crossing the river, 1876
351 x 266 mm. A view looking along the river, with steep rocky banks on either side. Crossing the river is the piped water supply, presumably pumped up from the river. In the background a road can be seen, following the course of the river, half way up the hillside.
Lake Wanaka Otago, New Zealand, 1876
360 x 266 mm. A view looking along the lake, with mountains in the distance (faded almost to invisibility).
Lofley’s Baths, about 2 miles from the hotel at Taupo, 1876
349 x 265 mm. A view looking down on the small stream which winds through this low lying area. Beside the stream various huts have been built, with one in the process of construction. The caption adds: ‘Two streams of water, one hot and the other cold, are brought together, forming the most enjoyable bath possible.’
Manuka Creek, Otago, New Zealand, 1876
359 x 265 mm. A view looking down onto what is probably a section of the Milton and Lawrence Road, with a small stone bridge in the foreground. Parts of the railway line can just be seen to the left of the road behind an embankment. In the foreground a man sits in front of a small cabin with a few other huts visible further on up the road.
Manwatu Gorge Bridge, New Zealand, 1876
Mechanics’ Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, 1876
260 x 265 mm. A view looking towards the breakwater and wharves at Mechanics’ Bay, with barns and farm buildings in the foreground. On the wharf itself stands a warehouse with timber piled in front of it. The North Shore can be seen across Waitemata Harbour, with the extinct volcanic island of Rangitoto in the distance.
Mount Benger, Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand, 1876
343 x 239 mm. Showing the flat topped hill at the right of the picture with part of Ormond’s Hotel visible at the left. With three men standing on the hotel verandah.
Port Chalmers, New Zealand, 1876
Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand, from Hill Street, 1876
360 x 266 mm. A view looking down on to the harbour with city buildings in the foreground and Mt. Victoria visible beyond the harbour. Government House is in the centre of the photograph with a cluster of ships moored at the right at Queen’s Wharf. The Council Chambers are at the left of the photograph (see Y3089B/25).
Queentown, Lake Wakatipu, Otago, New Zealand The Hector Mountains, or Remarkables, 7,500 feet, 1876
364 x 265 mm. A view near the lakeside, with houses and gardens clustered on the shore, and the Remarkables (considerably faded) in the distance.