Story: Perano, Joseph August

Two men inside the mouth of a whale, Tipi Bay, Marlborough Sounds, between 1912 and 1924

Two men inside the mouth of a whale, Tipi Bay, Marlborough Sounds, between 1912 and 1924

In an image that would make conservationists shudder, Joseph August Perano (left) and one of his workers, Arthur Heberley, pose inside the mouth of one of the many whales harpooned in Cook Strait and towed to Perano's whaling station for processing.

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Don Grady. 'Perano, Joseph August', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3p22/perano-joseph-august (accessed 15 April 2021)