Story: Whaling

Dividing the spoils

Dividing the spoils

This diagram of a sperm whale, with its distinctive square head, was drawn in 1939 by A. H. McLintock to show the different ‘lays’ or shares distributed to the owners and to the crew on board a whaling ship.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-191-009
Ink drawing by Alexander Hare McLintock

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Pursuit and capture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006