Story: Whaling

Ōtākou whaling station

Ōtākou whaling station

An important shore-whaling area was around the south and east coasts of the South Island. The brothers Joseph and Edward Weller established a productive station, Ōtākou, at Otago Harbour in 1831, but it closed after 10 years. This painting shows the station buildings at the harbour head.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
Oil painting by A. Colville

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Shore-based whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/6254/otakou-whaling-station (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006