Australian Heritage Festival
Connecting People, Places and the Past
AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL - END OF AN ERA
Celebrate of all aspects of Australian culture and history, and discover the stories of diverse and distinctive experiences that make up our communities this Heritage Festival.
In November 1978, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company closed, ending the era of whaling in Australia. Forty years later, a new documentary film shares personal accounts and reflections on what was to become a defining moment in our history.
Visitors to the Historic Whaling Station during the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival (18th April - 19th May) will be able to view the newly released End of an Era documentary film located within the Panorama Tower, and have the opportunity to meet the characters from this film and hear their stories. Join them onsite at the Historic Whaling Station on Tuesday 23rd and Tuesday 30th April at 11.30am, and discover their personal insights into this unique chapter of Australia’s history.
Along with the film, the Panorama Tower is home to the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company employee name boards, officially opened November 2018 to mark the 40th Anniversary, and an extensive historical information display. The End of an Era documentary film and all whaling exhibits are included with your site admission ticket. Plus, annual passes to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station are also available, providing great value 12 months’ entry.
End of an Era is directed and produced by Michelle Bunting and filmed, edited and graded by Luke Griffiths. This documentary film has been kindly donated to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station by Michelle Bunting and Luke Griffiths.