Story: Sealing

Clubbing seals

Clubbing seals

Although this etching was intended to illustrate the story of a castaway on Auckland Islands in the 1860s, it also shows how sealers clubbed seals. The Auckland Islands had been a favourite haunt for sealers earlier in the century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-K 662-221

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Sealing - The sealers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006