Mudcat Café message #114817 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13706   Message #114817
Posted By: David Coffin
16-Sep-99 - 08:21 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
I would love to get my grubby little hands on that book. If anyone has info please let me know. dcoffin@cove.com Sorry I haven't posted my research. It really isn't any different than what has been written here. What was inspiring to me was how I discovered it. Not wanting to go look at someone elses recording of the song and steal their research I went search engining (new word) for Wellerman. Somehow I ended up in New Zealand and happened to see an archeological page and niticed Wellers Rock. Wellers Rock was named and inscribed to commerate the whaling outpost in Otakou NZ by the three Weller brothers, Goerge, Edward, and Joseph. They arrived from Australia on the Lucy Ann in Sept. of 1831. The family enterprise included whaling, flax and timber. The plaque was laid by the then Governor Lord Bledisloe. Thanks for your input and interest. The cd release date looks like mid November.