A flenser, whose job it was to cut up whales, poses for the photographer. In the background is one of the ‘whale-chasers’ – ships that hunted down the whales. Over eight summers in the 1920s and 1930s a Norwegian factory ship would haul into Stewart Island’s waters after spending months in the Ross Sea. An entourage of whale-chasers known as star boats accompanied her.
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