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[Bowring, Walter Armiger] 1874-1931 :[Jillett's whaling station on Kapiti Island, 1844] - [1907?]

Reference Number: D-018-012

View looking down over buildings of Jillett's (sometimes spelled Gillett or Gillet) whaling station spread out along the Waiorua beach at Kapiti Island.

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1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Walter Armiger Bowring, John Alexander Gilfillan, Robert Jillett, Waiorua, Kapiti Island, Ngati Toa, Whaling - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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[Bowring, Walter Armiger] 1874-1931 :[Jillett's whaling station on Kapiti Island, 1844] - [1907?], Reference Number D-018-012 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 340 x 875 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Edward Jerningham Wakefield noted [1839] that some of the English style wattle and daub cottages at Waiorua-Kapiti were occupied by Maori chiefs (particularly Te Rangihiroa d.1842). This was also the scene of the battle "Waiorua", aka "Whakapaetai", in 1824. The main settlement was the site of the pa "Tawhiriataka", while the northern part of the half moon bay is the approximate site of "Ngaiopiko" pa. Amongst its principal residents were the chiefs Te Rangihiroa, Te Hiko, Metapere Te Waipunaahau, Tungia, Te Matoha, Te Rau-o-te-Rangi, Te Tahua Rene, Ropata Hurumutu and others. Numerous whalers lived and worked from this site during the 1840s including Jenkins, Nicol, Bolton, Cootes and O'Meara who was amongst the last whalers to farm the northern part of the Island.

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