stitched by the Marlborough Guild
From the guild
The panel depicts not only the motifs from the old whaling industry, but also the newer emblems of conservation today. There are now whale spotters with binoculars instead of harpoons, and many visitors with cameras, while seals bask unmolested on the rocks along our shorelines. Paikea and the whale, from Māori mythology, are prominent at the edge of the panel, and provide a bridging path to the conservation image today.
Artist: Alex Gilks
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Started: May 2013
Stitching completed: October 2014