Story: Te whānau puha – whales

Whales ready for processing (1st of 3)

Whales ready for processing

These whales were brought ashore to be processed at Houhora, Northland, in 1910. Once a whale was landed, the next step was to flense it – strip the skin and blubber from the carcass.

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Bradford Haami, 'Te whānau puha – whales - From whaling to tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 12 Jun 2006