Story: Marlborough region

Jacky Guard: whaling scraper (1st of 2)

Jacky Guard: whaling scraper

John (Jacky) Guard began shore whaling from Tory Channel in the late 1820s, later moving to Kākāpō Bay in Port Underwood. This implement, which remained in the possession of his descendants for many years, is a scraper used to remove flesh residues from whalebones.

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Early Europeans', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/31755/jacky-guard-whaling-scraper (accessed 25 June 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016