Enjoy a sneak peek into interesting incidents, accidents and weird sightings retold on film by past whaling company workers. This story collection is taken from interviews as part of Albany’s Historic Whaling Station’s current project, Whaler’s Tales: Oral Histories of Albany’s whaling community.
Visitors to Albany’s Historic Whaling Station will have an opportunity to view previously unseen footage from the museums current oral history project, Whaler’s Tales, which aims to capture and preserve a slice of Albany’s significant whaling history for current and future generations.
With the mission to bring stories of Albany’s diverse past to life, this project will expand the museums current oral history collection for archival and exhibition development. A compilation of short story segments taken from recent interviews will be available to view over the duration of the Heritage Festival.
The Whaler’s Tales project has been made possible by the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS). The Scheme is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum through funding from the Australian Government and provides grants and in-kind support to not-for-profit organisations to help display and conserve objects of national and historical maritime significance