Story: Te whānau puha – whales

Collecting whale oil (3rd of 3)

Collecting whale oil

Once the blubber had been boiled down, the oil was scooped off the water and stored. Here, oil is being poured into a large metal barrel.

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Bradford Haami, 'Te whānau puha – whales - From whaling to tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 12 Jun 2006