Perano Collection of Whaling Photographs
Harpoon gunner Collie Toms

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Year Range from 1911
Year range to 1964
People Toms, Collie
Collection Perano
Description Near view of harpoon gun being discharged. Harpoon gunner likely to be Collie Toms. The whale is slightly to the right of the bow of the launch. Image 4 is silhouette of 4 whalers.

Original in a box of Perano photographs lent to Don Grady for his book, The Perano Whalers of Cook Strait 1911-1964, published in 1982. This image from a DVD titled "Perano Whaling Photos - 17th Feb. 2014 - John Penney".
Object ID 2014.030.0002
Object Name Photograph
Title Harpoon gunner Collie Toms
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Last modified on: August 29, 2014