Whale of a time

Had a whale of a time in Riverton. 09 Jan ~Southland, New Zealand.
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  1. Te Ara has this to say of Riverton: “It is the oldest Pākehā settlement in Southland and Otago. Before the arrival of Europeans, it was home to a substantial Māori pā called Aparima, the inhabitants attracted by the harbour and ample seafood. In the mid-1830s, Captain John Howell established a whaling station there. He took a Māori woman of high rank as his wife and thereby acquired a lot of land. Today, a large memorial beside the Aparima River estuary commemorates Howell.”

    The article shows the whale sculpture but neglects to say who created it, nor could I find that information after some searching on the Internet.

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