From the 1790s, whalers made temporary visits to the north of New Zealand. A few left their ships and became shore-based traders. This unsigned drawing shows the position of the whaling crew as they set off to harpoon a whale.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.