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THE TALE OF OUR WHALE

Wednesday 6th March, 12-1.30pm, $koha

CWEA
  • 59 Gloucester Street
  • CBD
  • Christchurch
  • 2021
  • 8011
  • New Zealand
  • Free

Description

Join Assistant Curator Natural History Johnathon Ridden as he explores the tale of your whale! Canterbury Museum's Ōkārito blue whale washed on our shores in 1908. What followed is an extraordinary salvage operation, tireless negotiations, a fundraising campaign and an incredible natural history treasure that endured for generations.