Whalers & Sealers - Yasmine Gibb
By Yasmine Gibb
European whalers and sealers arrived in New Zealand in 1791-2. Sealing and Whaling ended in 1964.
They kill seals for their fur, teeth and meat. Whales were hunted for their oil, baleen and ambergris.
Oil used in lamps and machinery.
Life was quite difficult for these men because they had to hunt and fight for what they needed e.g. Food and resources.
The whales were usually found close inshore in the bays, between 2-7 miles off the coast.
Seals were found in the waters of the West Coast.
Some whales was found in the Pacific Ocean and began to arrive off the west coast of New Zealand.
The types of whales hunted was called...
Sperm Whales The black or right whale Humpback Whale Southern right whales
The whalers and sealers were either British or Maori.
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