End of an Era: A Whaling Documentary

In Nov 1978, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company closed, ending the era of whaling in Australia. Over 40 years later, this documentary film shares personal accounts and reflections on what was to become a defining moment in our history. Meet the characters from this film and discover their stories.

Visitors to the Historic Whaling Station over the Heritage Festival period will be able to view the End of an Era documentary film located within our Panorama Tower. This film shines a light on the closure of the last whaling station in Australia, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company; delving into the shared stories of the community, past whalers and protesters. Hear their first-hand accounts as they reflect on their memories of the bygone era of whaling.

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.

Event dates

Event Details

81 Whaling Station Road, Torndirrup, Western Australia

Mon 10 April - Sunday 14 May
9am to 5pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 35, Children $ 12.00, Concession $ 30, Family $ 80.00
Attendance limit:
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Other things
you need to know:
End of an Era documentary available with General Admission ticket.