Kōrero: Intermarriage

Whaler and wife

Whaler and wife

New Zealand whalers frequently married local Māori women, who, Edward Jerningham Wakefield reported, 'are generally distinguished by a strong affection for their companion; are very quick in acquiring habits of order and cleanliness; [and] facilitate the intercourse between whalers and their own countrymen'. This couple are James 'Worser' Heberley, a shore whaler based at Te Awaiti in the Marlborough Sounds, and his wife Te Wai Nahi, a prominent Te Āti Awa woman from Waikanae. They had eight children.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-5800-12

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Angela Wanhalla, 'Intermarriage - Early intermarriage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30234/whaler-and-wife (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Angela Wanhalla, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011