Thomas Vere Hodgson
born in Birmingham,
England started his life in business through necessity rather than
design. His desire was to qualify in medicine and natural science,
though circumstances did not allow this for many years during which
he devoted his spare time to scientific study.
Eventually he was appointed to a
minor position in the Plymouth Biological Laboratory from which
followed a lectureship and a post as curator of the Plymouth Museum.
At 37 years old when he joined
the Discovery expedition Hodgson was one of the oldest members.
Landmarks named after Thomas Vere
Description: The northernmost cape of Black Island, in the
Ross Archipelago. Named by the NZGSAE (1958-59) with Koettlitz, Ferrar and Bernacchi was first to visit the island.