Saturday 8 July, 11am
Join South Coast author John Robertson as he takes you on an historic journey back to the early colonial times when sealing was the first industry in Australia. It was a time when displaced people were forcibly transported half a world away, only to displace others in a strange land.
Learn about Albany’s early sealing industry and its transition into bay whaling along our local coastlines, meeting some of the unsavoury whaling characters of the early European colony along the way.
Copies of Sealed Souls are available to purchase from the Historic Whaling Station Gift Shop.
This event is free to attend and does not require purchase of Historic Whaling Station admission.
This event is part of the Albany Maritime Festival 2023. Albany will come alive with an array of different events across the month of July, from food, culture, creative workshops, art exhibitions and more, there really is something for everyone during this year’s winter celebration.