Kōrero: Nearshore islands

Te Awaiti, Arapawa Island

Te Awaiti, Arapawa Island

Arapawa Island, near Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds, was the most long-lived whaling settlement in New Zealand history. John Guard set up a shore-based station at Te Awaiti in the late 1820s (the exact date is disputed). In 1911 an Italian fisherman, Joe Perano, revived whaling from the bay. These two whaling boats from that time have harpoonists at the ready. The Peranos continued whaling from Arapawa Island until 1964.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Early inhabitants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13020/te-awaiti-arapawa-island (accessed 2 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007