Kōrero: Whaling

Netting humpback whales

Netting humpback whales

In the 1890s the Cook brothers developed a technique for catching humpback whales in steel-wire nets. Photographed at Whangamumu in 1909, these whalers are untangling their nets before a day of work. The trolley line behind them once brought strips of blubber ashore for boiling down.

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Reference: Canterbury Times, 11 August 1909, p. 40

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Modern whaling and whale watching', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6280/netting-humpback-whales (accessed 17 June 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006