Kōrero: Whaling

Approaching a whale (2 o 3)

Approaching a whale

A harpooned whale would thrash in the water and drag the whaling boat until exhausted. The boats would approach and the steersman would kill the suffering creature with the thrust of a lance. If there were a number of boats, those who claimed the whale would mark their catch with a flag attached to the lance.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0003
Etching with aquatint, hand coloured by John Hewside Clark

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Pursuit and capture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/6259/approaching-a-whale (accessed 26 September 2020)

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