Henry William DIVER

MRCS (Eng) 1867, LRCP (Edin) 1869, LRCS (Edin) 1869, LMidwif RC (Edin) 1869, MRCP (Edin) 1877

Born Islington, London April 1841           Died Wellington 15 Jan 1885                                  

Early medical practice in the colliery districts of the north of England.

From 1870, Chief, Harbour Medical Staff, Bombay, India

Ill-health forced him to return to England around 1872

1873 came to NZ as surgeon on the 'Wild Duck', settling in Wellington

Honorary Surgeon, Wellington Hospital 1879 - 1885. Resigned in 1884 over a difference in opinion with the Colonial Secretary, but subsequently agreed to resume that position.

Well-respected for his charitable medical work.

Surgeon-Captain with the Ambulance Corps at Parihaka; Doctor to the Naval Brigade, Surgeon to Wellington contingent NZ Naval Artillery, and attached to the armed constabulary. Surgeon Mount Cook Prison 1879.

Chairman, Hospital Committee, Wellington City Council 1880. Mayoral candidate (unsuccessful)





photographed in the uniform of Surgeon, Wellington Volunteer District
courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library
Last updated 9 June 2022.