Story: South Canterbury region

Timaru whalers’ huts

Timaru whalers’ huts

In 1839 the Sydney-based Weller brothers established a short-lived whaling station at Timaru. By the time Walter Mantell made this sketch, in 1848, the station was deserted.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-333-006
Ink drawing by Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Early European history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/11331/timaru-whalers-huts (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017