Sunday 11 September

Russell Boat Club Matauwhi Bay, Russell

4.00 pm

Entrance by Koha for preservation of Russell Kororāreka’s whaling history.

On Sunday 11 September, Lindsay Alexander, a published whaling historian,  will tell the story of the Whangamumu whaling film by Oscar winner Stacy Woodard.

This is an exciting tale of how it came about, events that happened during the filming and what likely happened to the film.

The film showcases the open boat whaling which took place at Whangamumu in 1933.

Lindsay will show the only surviving parts of the film & some of the photos taken by Stacy Woodard at Whangamumu.

They are a unique taonga, a recently discovered part of our on occasions, not so beautiful, Bay of Islands past.