Story: Whaling

Pouring whale oil

Pouring whale oil

As a seasonal activity, Māori continued to hunt whales long after most shore-based whaling stations had closed, as this photograph from around 1900 testifies.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Māori and whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006