In the 1830s, shore whaling stations were established on Banks Peninsula. They were the first European settlements in Canterbury, and provided bases for early exploration. This map shows the sites of whaling stations. Click on the icons for more information.
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Source: Nigel Prickett, Archaeology of New Zealand shore whaling. Wellington: Department of Conservation 2002