Kōrero: Whaling

Whaleman’s shipping paper

American whalers usually came to New Zealand from New England, especially from Nantucket Island and New Bedford, Massachusetts. This document is an agreement signed by the crew of a New Bedford whaler, Jasper, bound for New Zealand in 1835. The men would expect to be away for three years, and would take a share of the proceeds, ranging from 1/18th for the master to 1/240th for the boy.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MSI-Papers-3732

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:

Jock Phillips, 'Whaling - Ship-based whaling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/6248/whalemans-shipping-paper (accessed 30 September 2023)

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