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Whalers living at Tautaku in 1848
A Huge collection of transciptions from Hawkes Bay , Poverty Bay Newspaper
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Newspaper & Date
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Otago Daily Times and witness
jubilee edition 1898.

William PALMER
Tommy CHASLAND
John WILSON
William STAPLES
John McKENZIE
James PHILLIPS
Thomas ASHDOWN
John LEONARD
BONNETT
Joe RYAN
George GROMSHAW
James BROWN
Jogn McGREGOR
Tom BOOBIE
James WHYBROW
Sam PERKINS
Long HARRY]
Scotch JACK ]WEST COAST PILOTS
William COOPER
Robert BROWN
Jim BOYS
Harry MCKAY
Big TOM
William BANKER
Frederick TUCKETT, the surveyor, was in the district in 1844, and made the following reference to Tautuku;- There is a whaling station managed by PALMER, a brother of our pilot.........A number of whales have been seen and pursued, but without success. There were two boats manned and a third would be ready shortly.

In 1840 the only white men in Otago, with the exception of WILLSHER and RUSSELL who lived at Willsher Bay, were the whalers at Tautaku.

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