Kōrero: Marlborough places

Pelorus Jack (3 o 3)

Pelorus Jack

A dolphin nicknamed Pelorus Jack made a habit of escorting vessels through Admiralty Bay, adjacent to Pelorus Sound, as far as Te Aumiti (French Pass) from 1888. His activities became sufficiently well-known to prompt this image on the front page of the Illustrated London News, on the far side of the world, in December 1910. Pelorus Jack was last seen in 1912.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, D. A. De Maus Collection (PAColl-3035)
Reference: 1/2-015890-F
Photograph by David Alexander De Maus

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:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Western Sounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/31815/pelorus-jack (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015