Story: Whaling

Paremata whaling station

Paremata whaling station

This engraving shows the whaling station of Joseph Toms (spelt 'Thoms' in the picture title) at Paremata in the 1840s. The station was visited by Edward Jerningham Wakefield, the son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. In 1845 Jerningham Wakefield published Adventure in New Zealand, which included an account of the whaling communities he encountered in the Kāpiti area.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Reference: PUBL-0020-05-3
Engraving after a drawing by Samuel Charles Brees

Permission of the National Library of Australia must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Pursuit and capture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006