Story: Ngāti Rongomaiwahine

Waikōkopu Harbour

Waikōkopu Harbour

In 1837 a whaling station was established at Waikokopu by the Ward brothers. The local whaling industry was at its height in the 1830s and 1840s, and there were other stations around Māhia Peninsula which employed both Māori and Pākehā. This view of the harbour is looking towards Ōpoutama.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Rongomaiwahine - Natural resources and land use', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2021)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Feb 2015