Story: Otago region

Moeraki monument

Moeraki monument

Moeraki was a centre of Māori population through the 19th century, partly because of the presence of a whaling station. This centennial monument commemorates the establishment of the station by Māori and Pākehā in 1836.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Māori history and whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015