Story: Sealing

Sealskin purse (1st of 2)

Sealskin purse

A group of sealers were marooned on the bleak and rocky Solander Island in Foveaux Strait from 1808 to 1813. It seems likely that they made this sealskin purse, which was later found on the island.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Sealing - The sealers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6230/sealskin-purse (accessed 31 July 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006