Title Details

Whaling Season in Full Swing in Western Australia

A look at a West Australian whaling station.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 51 | Year : 1952 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Whaling station and ships, harpoon being loaded into gun, helmsman with binoculars and spotter up rigging to crows nest, sighting of whales. Captain Jensen lines up harpoon and shoots. Kills whale, towed in to shore. Knives sharpened and carcass processed at whaling station. Government inspector there to see if whale minimum length.
Access No. 40395 | 3 mins 40 secs | 1950s | Carnarvon, WA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |