Story: Whaling

Scraper

Scraper

John (Jacky) Guard was among the first to hunt for whales from shore. He began whaling from Tory Channel in the late 1820s. The Guard family’s collection of whaling implements is among the treasures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. This implement was used to scrape residual flesh from whalebones.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Shore-based whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6251/scraper (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006