Kōrero: Whaling

The whaler Britannia

The whaler Britannia

Whaling in New Zealand waters began in 1791, and by 1801 there were at least six whalers there. Among them was the Britannia, shown here leaving Sydney Cove. The Britannia, like a number of early British whaling vessels, was owned by the London firm Enderbys, and it made two more voyages to New Zealand in the next four years.

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National Library of Australia
Reference: nla.pic-an2253068
Oil painting by Thomas Whitcombe

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Ship-based whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/6246/the-whaler-britannia (accessed 20 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006