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Offshore whaling with the Aladin and Jane, by William Duke (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery)

Offshore whaling with the Aladin and Jane, by William Duke (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery)

William Duke [1815 - 1853] [Artist], Van Diemen's Land whaling.

William Duke [1815 - 1853] [Artist], Van Diemen's Land whaling.

Van Diemens Land whaling

Van Diemens Land whaling

Where the D'entrecasteaux Channel meets the mouth of the Derwent River, whaling made quick fortunes. This was "Bay Whaling",  shore based whaling. At Kelly's Point whaling men on shore waited for a call from the lookout. They then rowed out, chased the whale and speared it. The bay whalers then rowed out in their whaling boat, chased the whale down and speared it. The whale was towed back, pulled up onto the shore, then cut up for its bone and oil.

Where the D'entrecasteaux Channel meets the mouth of the Derwent River, whaling made quick fortunes. This was "Bay Whaling", shore based whaling. At Kelly's Point whaling men on shore waited for a call from the lookout. They then rowed out, chased the whale and speared it. The bay whalers then rowed out in their whaling boat, chased the whale down and speared it. The whale was towed back, pulled up onto the shore, then cut up for its bone and oil.

Van Diemens Land whaling

Van Diemens Land whaling

Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, in 1822.

Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, in 1822.

The Van Diemen's Land Company store in Stanley before restoration took place

The Van Diemen's Land Company store in Stanley before restoration took place

matthew flinders, van diemens land

matthew flinders, van diemens land

Aboriginal Coroboree in Van Diemen's Land, by Glover, 1840.

Aboriginal Coroboree in Van Diemen's Land, by Glover, 1840.

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