Story: Whaling

Stripping the whale (3rd of 3)

Stripping the whale

Once dead, the whale was hauled to the mother ship and attached to the side. The whalers would begin the tough task of cutting off the blubber.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0004
Etching with aquatint, hand coloured by John Hewside Clark

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Pursuit and capture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/6260/stripping-the-whale (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006