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dc.contributor.advisorWanhalla, Angela
dc.contributor.authorKing, Alexandra
dc.date.available2015-03-15T20:30:58Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.identifier.citationKing, A. (2010). The Weller’s whaling station : the social and economic formation of an Otakou community, 1817-1850 (Dissertation, Bachelor of Arts with Honours). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5533en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/5533
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the structures and processes that underpin cultural formation at Otakou from 1817 to 1850. More specifically, I use the Wellers' whaling station, which was established in 1831, as a lens to explore the importance of family, kinship, and marriage to economic and social bonds forged between Kai Tahu and newcomers at Otakou. The word 'newcomers' is used rather than 'European' to show that these men were from many different backgrounds and ethnicities, and they cannot simply be classed as European sealers, whalers, or settlers. I focus on the Wellers' station because it had the longest life of a southern shore whaling station, dating from approximately 1831 to 1841. The whaling station was also an important contact zone between Maori and the newcomers, where people came together in economic partnership and also formed social bonds and affective ties. Whaling stations, like Otakou, are an important part of New Zealand's history as they formed some of the earliest interracial households in the country and heralded the beginning of permanent colonisation in many areas, particularly southern New Zealand.en_NZ
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dc.titleThe Weller's whaling station : the social and economic formation of an Otakou community, 1817-1850en_NZ
dc.typeDissertation
dc.date.updated2015-03-15T20:30:30Z
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Arts with Honoursen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelHonours Dissertation
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