Story: Northland places

Wharf at Otehei Bay

Wharf at Otehei Bay

American adventurer and writer Zane Grey discovered the Bay of Islands and its big-game fishing in the 1920s. His novels soon spread the word beyond New Zealand. Grey made his base at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. This photograph shows the wharf (with a large transom for weighing fish) in 1947.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-028315; C
Photograph by A. W. Powell

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - Bay of Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7722/wharf-at-otehei-bay (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015