Maori recovering jawbones from a dead whale - Photograph taken by Phil Reid

Maori recovering jawbones from a dead whale - Photograph taken by Phil Reid
Date
20 March 1996
Ref
EP/1996/0832/9A-F
Description

Wellington Maori at work removing the jawbones from a dead sperm whale stranded at Paekakariki. Photographed by Evening Post staff photographer Phil Reid on the 20th of March 1996.

Three local Wellington area tribes have rights to remove the jawbones and teeth of dead whales, for carving. The tribes are Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa, and Te Ata Iwi.

In this case the removal of the jawbones was effected by Ramari Stewart, an expert in this field, who came from south Westland to do the job.

(All information from the Evening Post, 20 March, 1996).

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s) Single image on negative strip.

Finding Aids: Print in Turnbull Library Pictures Evening Post illustrations file at Zoology-Fishes-Whales (Cabinet no 17, drawer 4)..

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Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers / Maori recovering jawbones from a dead whale - Photograph taken by Phil Reid
Format
1 b&w original negative(s) Single image on negative strip, Negatives
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