A ship and boat attacking a whale.
Local Māori traded food, water and firewood with whalers, in return for goods such as iron tools and muskets. With the increase of sealing and deep-sea whaling, Kororāreka (Russell) in the Bay of Islands became their haven of rest and recreation. Māori boarded vessels as crew members and visited Port Jackson (Sydney). They were generally treated well, but there were incidents of abuse.
A ship and boat attacking a whale. From: Foreign field sports, fisheries, sporting anecdotes … Drawings by Howitt, et al. London: Edward Orme, 1814.