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From: "BP Patea" <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Auckland Islands Wrecks
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:05:38 +1200
A maimai must be a kind of hunting shelter. see below
"The lake can also shoot well during strong northwest or northeast winds;
once again the downwind shoreline is the best place to hunt. Lake Ellesmere
has a good number of maimais located around the shoreline and most Ellesmere
regulars have a maimai of their own. However any hunter is free to use any
maimai situated on public land which has not been occupied by 7:30am in the
morning. This is a great option for new or inexperienced hunters who want a
taste of open water gamebird hunting without having to commit the time and
expense of having a maimai of their own. Another highlight of the shooting
calendar on Lake Ellesmere is the special goose season in February and
March. There is no doubt that the best goose hunting in New Zealand is on
offer at this time with large numbers of young, and less-educated Canada
geese migrating to Lake Ellesmere and the surrounding farm land. Fish & Game
North Canterbury has stocks of Canada goose decoys available for hire"
Cant find anything on cabbler as a disease though. Will wait with baited
breath for the answer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Olwyn Whitehouse" <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 3:48 PM
Subject: [NZ] Auckland Islands Wrecks
> I just did a study on the Auckland Islands Wrecks using the wonderful
> Past website to gather the newspaper items.
> Kiwi in TX
> Still can't find the write-up on the 'Invercauld.' Should be in the first
> week of Oct. 1865 Otago Witness.
> What is cobbler?
> <nearly all of us were taken sick with a swelling of the limbs; which
> commenced at the stomach, and worked its way to the legs and feet,
> them almost helpless. At first, thought it was the scurvy, as the swollen
> parts when any pressure came upon them retained the indentation made for
> quite a long time; but we have since found out that the disease is known
> whalers by the name of the "cobbler.">
> What is a maimai? We found the remains of an old maimai where we fancied
> some unfortunates like ourselves had camped.
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