Help make Alexa smarter on Alexa Answers. Sign in with Amazon

Miscellaneous

What is a w. e. l. l. e. rma n.?

1 Answer

“Wellerman” refers to a supply ship from the Weller Bros., active around 1827 to 1840, who founded a substantial whaling station in New Zealand. When a Wellerman went out to meet a whaling ship, it meant that the sailors would be given new supplies (like the “sugar and tea and rum” in the song).

{{ relativeTimeResolver(1631433567860) }}

LIVE
Points points 236
Rating

Similar Questions
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Join Alexa Answers

Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the world

LEARN MORE
Miscellaneous 2 Answers
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 2 Answers
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer
Miscellaneous 1 Answer

Join Alexa Answers

Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the world

LEARN MORE