Whalers & Sealers - Yasmine Gibb

Whalers & Sealers - Yasmine Gibb

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By Yasmine Gibb

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  • 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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