NEW ZEALAND WHALE HUNTING WITH MOTOR LAUNCHES IN COOK STRAIT

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Whalers hunting from stations at Te Awaiti, Tory Channel and Queen Charlotte Sound. Harpoons and bombs are used to kill the whales.

Features “Mr James Jackson one of the 'Old School', who was born in Te Awaiti 80 years ago. His father was one of the original whalers.”

Shows the catcher Cachelot with the killing, transportation and gutting of a whale.

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Year 1918

Reference number F880

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:34:08

Production company Department of Agriculture

Credits Camera: Sydney Benjamin Taylor

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