Whal­ing an­niver­sary re­called

Albany Extra - - News - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

On Novem­ber 21, 1978, the Cheynes II, Cheynes III and Cheynes IV whale chas­ing ships came to shore af­ter their fi­nal whale hunt, bring­ing more than 150 years of whal­ing in Albany wa­ters to an end.

Wed­nes­day marked the date of the an­niver­sary and to rem­i­nisce, past em­ploy­ees of the Cheyne Beach Whal­ing Com­pany gath­ered at what is now Albany’s His­toric Whal­ing Sta­tion for morn­ing tea.

Albany Mayor Den­nis Welling­ton also launched the Cheyne Beach Whal­ing em­ployee name boards at the func­tion.

Pic­tures: Jes­sica Cuth­bert

Cheynes IV Engine room work­ers.

Gen­eral­man­ager of the His­toric Whal­ing Sta­tion Elise van Gorp with­Mayor Den­nis Welling­ton and Wil­son’s Brew­ery’s Matt Wil­son.

Hay­den Burl­ing with the com­mem­o­ra­tive edi­tion of Wil­son Draft from Wil­son Brew­ery.

Den­nis Welling­ton and Peter Snow.

Mia and Vic Jury.

Stu­art Cle­ments, Dar­ren Wat­son, Ray­mond Wat­son and Alis­ter An­der­son.

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