Story: Shops

Kororāreka, 1845

Kororāreka in the Bay of Islands was an early supply station for whaling ships in the 1830s, and probably the site of New Zealand’s first shops. The three ships in the foreground are all British – from left the HMS Hazard, the brig Victoria, and Matilda, a London whaler.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-010-022
Hand-coloured lithograph by George Thomas Clayton

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Early shops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 October 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016