Story: Early mapping

Kaipara Harbour

Captain Thomas Wing, master of the schooner Fanny, drew this 1836 chart. He charted several North Island harbours from 1835 to 1844, while working for the traders Clendon and Stephenson. The sandbars that still make the Kaipara Harbour difficult to enter are clearly depicted. The text notes that the tidal currents were very strong, particularly on an ebb (outgoing) tide and that entry should only be attempted at slack water or flood (incoming) tide.

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Reference: NZ Map 4613

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How to cite this page:

Melanie Lovell-Smith, 'Early mapping - Traders, whalers, missionaries: 1800–1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Melanie Lovell-Smith, published 24 Sep 2007