The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 9 (December 1, 1938)
Kapiti's Stirring History
Kapiti's Stirring History.
The date of this entry is Wednesday, 7th February, the day he emerged from the Sound 168 years ago.
Subsequently the island became the headquarters of many whaling parties who ruthlessly attacked the whales passing through the Strait to their breeding grounds, and its bush-clad hills also resounded to the savage war cries of contending Maori tribes.