The Technology of Whaling in Australian Waters in the 19th Century
Part of the Australian Journal of Historical Archaeology Volume 01 project
Author(s): Michael Pearson
Year: 1983Primary Copyright Holder: Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)
This study of the technology of the whaling industry in 19th century Australia originated as a part of a wider continuing research project into whaling in southern NS. W. It is necessary to be aware of the technology and the artifacts involved in order to understand the surviving artifacts of the industry, both in a museum and an archaeological context, to understand the technology of the sites being studied, and to understand the economic implications of the industry both locally and in the colony as a whole. Because shore-based and ship-based whaling were very closely linked in the 19th century, both in their commercial operation and in their technology, it is necessary to look at these two aspects of the industry in order to arrive at an overview of whaling techniques and artifacts. The following paper by Michael Pearson, Historian in the N.S.W. National Parks and Wildlife Service, looks at this technology, its sources, and the hardware associated with it.
Cite this Record
The Technology of Whaling in Australian Waters in the 19th Century. Michael Pearson. Australian Journal of Historical Archaeology. 1: 40-54. 1983 ( tDAR id: 407477) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8D50QW2
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
Creative Commons Attribution
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
TDAR ID(s): 7239
FAIMS ID(s): repo.fedarch.org/document/7239
|Name||Size||Creation Date||Date Uploaded||Access|
|01_04_pearson.pdf||1.18mb||Aug 20, 2016 12:36:25 PM||Public|