Story: Sealing

Seal skins (1st of 2)

Seal skins

Most seals were hunted in New Zealand for their skins. Once they had killed the seals, sealers would skin them and put the skins out to dry. These were photographed on a ship in the early 20th century.

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Jock Phillips, 'Sealing - The sealers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006