Jacob Hebberley


Jacob Hebberley, of Wellington, was a Maori carver working in New Zealand from 1870 until his death in 1906. He specialised in producing ornate bowls, treasure boxes, replica weapons, model houses and walking sticks for European collectors, and undertook commissions for the Government to present to visiting dignitaries. He spent some of his early life in Rotorua working as a small-time dealer in Maori artefacts.

Source: Roger Neich (2001), 'Carved Histories: Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Woodcarving', Auckland University Press, p255.
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