Story: Whaling

Whangamumu whalers

Whangamumu whalers

Whalers were a cosmopolitan lot who worked hard and played hard. This 1901 photograph of whalers at the Cook brothers’ station at Whangamumu, Northland, shows the tough male community. Many of them were Māori.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Pursuit and capture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6264/whangamumu-whalers (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006