Story: Te whānau puha – whales

Preparation of blubber (2nd of 3)

Preparation of blubber

This photo was taken in 1911 at Te Ārai, near Maunganui Bluff, Northland. The blubber is being cut into smaller pieces for boiling down. The men involved in the work are, from left, Paratene (Broughton) Kapa, Mete (Smith) Keepa, Pane Kapa and Eru Ihaka.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Bradford Haami, 'Te whānau puha – whales - From whaling to tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2023)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 12 Jun 2006