Stranded blackfish whales underneath Te Aro reclamation trestling at the foot of Taranaki Street, Wellington, between 1882-1883

Photographer: William Williams (1859-1948)

Stranded blackfish whales underneath Te Aro reclamation trestling at the foot of Taranaki Street, Wellington, between 1882-1883

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Reference No. 1/1-025538-G

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  • Liz 4y

    I've found your whales for you. They were reported in 'The New Zealand Times' on January 10 1884. The article was repeated in The Colonist on 12 January 1884

    "One of the employees at the gasworks saw the monsters splashing around just inside the trestle railway which has been built in connection with the Te Aro reclaimation..."

    paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=s...
  • National Library NZ on The Commons 4y

    Hi Liz, great spotting! We're always amazed at what people can find on Papers Past.
  • Hannah Young 3y

    Dear Mandarin school shanghai( www.mandarininn.cn/ ), I feel the silence of your great thoughts of many a deepening eventide on this beach when I listen to these waves.
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