Albany whaling

Australia, 1980

Film
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Recounts the history of whaling on Australia’s West Coast with rare footage from early twentieth century to the last whale to be taken by the Cheynes Beach company. Includes scenes of harpooning with the grenade-head gun and the confrontation of Dr Jim Cairns’ Greenpeace Group and Albany citizens who felt that closure would endanger their homes and livings.

Credits

producer

Carmelo Musca

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014855

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Extinction (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Whales

Animals & Wildlife → Whaling

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Albany (W.A.)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Western Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Extinction (Biology)

Places → Albany (W.A.)

Places → Western Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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