Books that can be read on the Kororareka Press website

Checklist of Whaleship arrivals at the ports on the North-East coast of New Zealand 1803-1895

This checklist tabulates all known whaleship arrivals at the north-east New Zealand ports of Mangonui, Whangaroa, Bay of Islands, Great Barrier Island, Auckland and other less frequented northern anchorages. Further information can be obtained from Bay of Islands Shipping arrivals and departures 1803-1840 by Rhys Richards & Jocelyn Chisholm. Paremata Press. 1992; and the two whaleship arrival books for the Bay of Islands 1840-1894 and for Mangonui, Whangaroa, Auckland and other northern anchorages available on this site.

Click the Pop-out prompt below to view 'The Checklist of Whaleship Arrivals at the ports on the north-east coast of New Zealand 1803-1895'. When the e-book opens press Control + F to bring up the search function.

  • To open book click this Pop out prompt on the top right of the Checklist below
Checklist Whaleships 1803-1895.pdf

Bay of Islands Shipping Arrivals and Departures: November 1840-December 1860

Tabulates all known ship arrivals at the Bay of Islands between November 1840-December 1860. During these years Kororareka/Russell went from being New Zealand's most important port and European town to become a minor northern port. It was still visited in relatively large numbers by the American whaling fleet during these years.

Click on the Pop-Out prompt below to view 'Bay of Islands Shipping Arrivals and Departures: November 1840-December 1860'. When the e-book opens press Control + F to bring up the search function.

  • To open book click this Pop out prompt on the top right of book below
All Ships BoI 1840-1860 December 2018.pdf

Whangamumu Whaling Film

Film of old style open boat whaling. This film was shot in 1933 by Stacy Woodard, who won an Oscar in 1935. These short sequences, the only known Woodard Whangamumu film to survive, were included in a Hollywood production called I Conquer The Sea (1936).

Click the central arrow in the 'Whangamumu Whaling Video' below.

Click the Pop Out prompt below to read the 'The Missing Whangamumu Whaling Film', a story from the book

Chasing the White Whale.

Chasing the White Whale Whangamumu pdf secure.pdf