The Shore Whalers of Western Australia

Historical Archaeology of a Maritime Frontier

Martin Gibbs

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Format: paperback
170 pages
ISBN: 9781920899622
Publication: 21 Jul 2010
Series: Studies in Australasian Historical Archaeology
Every winter between 1836 to 1879 small wooden boats left the bays of southwest Western Australia to hunt for migrating Humpback and Right whales.

Professor Martin Gibbs is Convenor, School of Humanities at the University of New England. His main research interests include the historical and maritime archaeologies of the Australia-Pacific region.

About the series
Foreword

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
2. History of shore whaling
3. Process and production
4. Location and organisation
5. Excavation of Cheyne Beach
6. Artefact analysis
7. Life at Cheyne Beach
8. Life on the maritime industrial frontier

Appendix A: site histories and surveys
Appendix B: historical data
Bibliography

Format: paperback
Size: 297 × 210 × 9 mm
170 pages
105 b&w illustrations and 60 b&w tables
Copyright: © 2010
ISBN: 9781920899622
Publication: 21 Jul 2010
Series: Studies in Australasian Historical Archaeology