This is a summary of a 2002 report that found there are 87 New Zealand shore whaling stations and sites for which there is good archaeological and/or historical evidence.

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Old propellers, whalers base, Stewart Island. Photo: B Smith.
Old propellers, whalers base,
Stewart Island

The archaeology of New Zealand shore whaling (PDF, 387K)

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Written by Nigel Prickett.

This summary draws on the report The Archaeology of New Zealand Shore Whaling. Department of Conservation, Wellington (2002).

Refer to the original report for more detailed information. Download the Contents, Abstract and Introduction of the original report (PDF, 332K)


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