Book launch (Wellington, 23 November): ‘A Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter’s life of discovery and hardship in New Zealand’, by Pamela Hyde

Suter’s Manual of the New Zealand Mollusca has long been a definitive work, but until recently little was known about the author, a Swiss emigrant who struggled for many years to make a career in science. A new biography by his great-granddaughter, Pamela Hyde tells his story which throws new light on the 19th century New Zealand science community including Hector, Hutton, Cheeseman, Hamilton and Colenso.

A Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter’s life of discovery and hardship is to be launched at Unity Books, Wellington on Thursday 23 November at 6pm. See details at http://tinyurl.com/SuterUnity. Everyone is welcome, and please pass this notice on to anyone who might be interested. The book is on sale through Unity Books.

A review of the book on Scoop Books can be seen at http://books.scoop.co.nz/2017/11/13/pioneer-biologist/