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Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810-1865 :Thom's whaling station, Porerua. [Between 1842 and 1845] Engraved by Henry Melville; drawn by S C Brees [London, 1847]

Reference Number: PUBL-0020-05-3

Shows Maori and Pakeha seated and standing close to barrels in the foreground, a dog, then people engaged in various activities close to buildings at the water's edge. Washing hanging on a clothes-line to the right, with the harbour and hills beyond.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings, related to Henry Melville, Samuel Charles Brees, Joseph Toms, Paremata, Porirua Harbour, Ngati Te Ra o Ngati Toa, Whaling - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Hotels - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Barrels, Laundry and Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810-1865 :Thom's whaling station, Porerua. [Between 1842 and 1845] Engraved by Henry Melville; drawn by S C Brees [London, 1847], Reference Number PUBL-0020-05-3 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Engraving, hand coloured 86 x 145 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Thoms whaling station was situated next to the Ngati Te Ra pa (fortified settlement) at Whitianga, or Paremata as it is now known. The whaling station was established by Joseph Thoms, whaler-trader, and later sold. James Cootes (whaler) also lived there. Cootes eldest children Tame and Hemi (Tiapo) were born at this station or the pa next to it. The pa was occupied by Ngati Te Ra, a hapu of Ngati Toa. The two principal chiefs of this pa were Te Rakaherea and Te Kanawa. Te Rakaherea later relocated to Poroutawhao (Levin) with Te Rangihaeata were they both lived out their days.

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