Story: Canterbury region

Whaling stations, Banks Peninsula

In the 1830s, shore whaling stations were established on Banks Peninsula. They were the first European settlements in Canterbury, and provided bases for early exploration. This map shows the sites of whaling stations. Click on the icons for more information.

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Source: Nigel Prickett, Archaeology of New Zealand shore whaling. Wellington: Department of Conservation 2002

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Discovery and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/10313/whaling-stations-banks-peninsula (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015