Kōrero: Whaling

Cutting blubber

Cutting blubber

This watercolour by Alfred John Cooper shows whalers hauling the blubber off a beached whale at Mōhaka Beach, which is 20 kilometres south-west of Wairoa. During the 1840s shore-based whaling spread up the east coast of the North and South islands, and continued fitfully in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne until the 1860s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-235-010
Watercolour by Alfred John Cooper

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Shore-based whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/6256/cutting-blubber (accessed 6 December 2019)

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