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References to Whaling in 
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Key Sources | South Australian Whaling | New Zealand Whaling
Western Australian Whaling | Tasmanian Whaling | Victorian Whaling
New South Wales Whaling | Whaling - Miscellaneous



Key Sources

Atkinson, Karen. 1987. "The significance of the Rowley Shoals wreck to the study of whaling in the South Seas." Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 11.2:1-7.

Austral Archaeology. 1993. "Thistle Island Whaling Station excavation report."  Unpublished report, State Heritage Branch, Adelaide. 54 pp.

Bell, Peter. 1991. "Research and management issues arising from sites associated with the South Australian bay whaling and sealing industries." Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 15.2:45-58.

Bradbury, G. Consoli, S. Copland, G. Matthews, S. & Southwood, J. 1997. "Field trip report on Whaling Station Sites on Eyre Peninsula: Fishery Bay."  Unpublished report, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Chamberlain, Susan. 1988. "The Hobart Whaling Industry 1830-1900.: Unpublished PhD thesis (History), La Trobe University.

Chamberlain, Susan. 1989. "Sealing, whaling and early settlement of Victoria: An annotated bibliography of historical sources." Occasional Report Series No. 29, Victoria Archaeological Survey, Department of Conservation and Environment, Melbourne, Victoria.

Chatwin, Dale. 1996. "A Trade so Uncontrollably Uncertain: A Study of the English Southern Whale Fishery from 1815 to 1860." Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Australian National University.

Churchward, L.C. 1949. "Notes on American whaling activities in Australian waters 1800-1850".  Historical Studies of Australia and New Zealand 4.13: 56-63.

Colwell, Max. 1995. "Whaling Around Australia." Lansdowne, Sydney (first published by Rigby, 1969).

Dakin, W. 1963. "Whalemen Adventurers."  Angus and Robertson, Sydney (first published 1934).

Davidson, R. 1988. "Whalemen of Twofold Bay." Davidson, Eden.

De Lieuen, C. Nelson, N. Pecanek, M. Philippou, C. & Richards N. 1997.  "Point Collinson Whaling Station."  Unpublished report, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Evans, Kathryn. 1993a. "Shore based whaling in Tasmania archaeological research project.  Vol 1 - A social and economic history." Unpublished report for the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Hobart.

Evans, Kathryn. 1993b. "Shore based whaling in Tasmania archaeological research project.  Vol 2 - Site histories." Unpublished report for the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Hobart.

Gibbs, Martin. 1995. "The historical archaeology of shore-based whaling in Western Australia 1836-1879. "Unpublished PhD thesis (Archaeology), University of Western Australia.

Gill, J.C.H. 1965, ëGenesis of the Australian whaling industry and its development up to 1850í. Royal Historical Society of Queensland 8.1: 111-136.

Hosking, W.J. 1973. "Whaling in South Australia 1837-1872." Unpublished B.A. Honours thesis (History), Flinders University of South Australia. 

Jones, M.D. and Staniforth, M. 1996. "Fowlers Bay Whaling Site Archaeological program." Unpublished report, SA Museum and ANZSWS, Adelaide. pp46.

Kostaglou, Parry. 1995a. "Shore based whaling in Tasmania archaeological research project. Vol 1 - Industry overview and recommendations." Unpublished report for the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Kostaglou, Parry. 1995b. "Shore based whaling in Tasmania archaeological research project. Vol 2 - Results of Fieldwork." Unpublished report for the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service.

Kostaglou, Parry and McCarthy, Justin. 1991. "Whaling and sealing sites in South Australia." Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Special Publication No 6.

Lawrence, Susan and Staniforth, Mark (ed) 1998.  "AWSANZ 1997 Conference Proceedings -The Archaeology of Whaling in Southern Australia and New Zealand", The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and The Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology. Special Publication No. 10. 

Little, B. 1969. "The Sealing and Whaling Industry in Australia Before 1850." Australian Economic History Review 9(2):109-127.

McCarthy, Justin. (nd). "Report on Archaeological Excavations at Thistle Island." Unpublished draft report to South Australian Heritage Branch, Adelaide.

McIlroy, Jack. 1986. "Bathers Bay Whaling Station, Fremantle, Western Australia." Australasian Historical Archaeology 4: 43-50.

Nash, Michael. 1990. "Survey of the historic ship Litherland." Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 14.1: 13-20.

OíMay, Harry. 1959.  "Wooden Hookers of Hobart Town and Whalers out of Van Diemenís Land." Government Printer, Hobart.

Pearson, Michael. 1983. "The technology of whaling in Australian waters in the 19th Century." Australasian Historical Archaeology 1:40-54.

Pearson, Michael. 1985. "Shore Based Whaling at Twofold Bay; One Hundred Years of Enterprise." Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 71(1):3-27.

Randall. Nuala. 1987. "Western Australiaís shore-based whaling heritage." Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 11.2: 33-36.

Townrow, Karen. 1997. "An Archaeological Survey of Sealing and Whaling Sites in Victoria."  Heritage Victoria, Melbourne.

Townrow, Karen and Nash, Michael. 1985. "Close shave from the sub-Antarctic: an analysis of timber samples from archaeological sites on Macquarie Island." Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 14.2:9-16.

Wace, N. & Lovett, B. 1973. "Yankee maritime activity, Heppenstal." Published by Authors.


South Australian Whaling

Berger, J.M. 1978.  "Beachport and The Rivoli Bay District of the South East of South Australia."  Peacock Publications.  Hyde Park, South Australia.

Borrow, Keith. T. 1947. "Whaling at Encounter Bay." Published by Pioneersí Association of South Australia, Adelaide.

Brown, Judith. 1977. "Country Life in Pioneer South Australia." Rigby Ltd, Adelaide.

Coroneos, Cosmos. 1993. "Historic Sites Inventory."  World Heritage Area (South of Lyell Highway) Part 1.  Southwest National Park.  Prepared for Parks & Wildlife Service - Draft.  pp. 75-81, 105,106.  pp. 131, 140, 145.

Cumpston, J.S. 1994.  "Kangaroo Island 1800-1836." Roebuck.  Canberra, ACT.  pp. 155-174.

Ewens. L.J. (read in 1952). "The Little Ships of the Pioneer Years 1836-1845 - Part 1."  The Pioneersí Association of South Australia. Gawler Place, Adelaide, S.A.

Ewens. L.J. (read in 1953). "The Little Ships of the Pioneer Years 1836-1845 - Part 2."  The Pioneersí Association of South Australia. Gawler Place, Adelaide, S.A.

Faull, Jim. 1988. "Life on the Edge."  A South Australian Centre for Settlement Studies Publication.  pp. 30-31.

Griffiths, T. (ed.). 1988.  "The Life and Adventures of Edward Snell." Angus & Robertson, Victoria. pp. 179-192.

Hodge, Charles, R. (nd). "Encounter Bay."   Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia: South Australian Branch.  Vol 32.  pp 113-123.

Hodge, Chas. R. (nd). "Encounter Bay." The Miniature Naples of Australia (check publisher) pp 120-129.

James, Thomas Horton. 1838.  "Six Months in South Australia."  J. Cross, London.

Moore. H.P.  "Notes on the Early Settlers in South Australia Prior to 1836".  Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Proceedings of the Society for the Session. 1923-4, Vol. 25. pp 81-135.

Newland, Simpson. 1919. "A Band of Pioneers Old-Time Memories." G. Hassell & Son.  Currie Street, Adelaide.

Newland, Simpson. 1923. "Whaling at Encounter Bay". Annual Address of the President.  Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia: South Australian Branch.  Vol 22. pp 15-40.

Newland, Simpson. 1926.  "Memoirs of Simpson Newland."  F.W. Preece and Sons. pp. 24-30.

Newland, Simpson. 1982. Popular edition (first edition 1893). "Paving the Way." Moroak Pty Ltd. Encounter Bay, South Australia. pp 41-46.

Page, Michael. 1987.  "Victor Harbor - From Pioneer Port to Seaside Resort."  District Council of Victor Harbor.

Parkinson, Charles. 1997. "Land Based Whaling Activities on the West Coast of South Australia 1829-1845." Unpublished BA Honours thesis (Archaeology), Flinders University of South Australia.

Robinson, Mary. 1975. "Historical Highlights Encounter Bay and Goolwa." Lynton Publications. Blackwood, South Australia.  pp. 13-20. 

Stephens, John. 1839. "The History and the Rise and Progress of the New British Province of South Australia."  Smith, Elder and Co. Cornhill, London. pp 164-166.

Towler, David J. 1986. "A Fortunate Locality - a history of Noarlunga and district." Peacock Publications, Kent Town, SA. pp. 72-77.
 

New Zealand Whaling

Anon. 1987.  "Shore Whaling (info in Porirua Museum booklet) in Historic Places in New Zealand."  No. 16. p 23. Published New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

Anon. (nd). "Shore Whaling on the Kaikoura Coast."  from Kaikoura Museum (1 page).

Anon.  (nd). "The Birth of Whaling in New Zealand Waters."  Source unknown (6 pages). (in folder).

Coutts, Peter J.F. 1976. "An approach to the investigation of colonial settlement patterns: Whaling in Southern New Zealand."  World Archaeology.  Vol. 7. No. 3. pp 291-305.

Dawbin, W.H. (nd). "Right Whales Caught in Waters around Southern Eastern Australia and New Zealand during the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries." 

Department of Conservation. 1996.  "The Story of Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park." Marlborough Sounds Maritime Park Board, New Zealand.  pp. 135-138.

Ell, Sarah. 1995. "There She Blows.  Sealing and Whaling Days in New Zealand."  The Bush Press of New Zealand, Auckland. 

Esler, Lloyd. 1995.  "Whales & Whaling in Southland." published by the author.  Invercargill.

Grady, Don. 1986.  "Sealers and Whalers in New Zealand Waters." Reed Methuen. Auckland

McNab, Robert. 1975.  "The Old Whaling Days: A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840."  Golden Press. Auckland.

Richards, Rhys. 1995.  "The Foveaux Whaling Yarns of Yankee Jack."  Otago Heritage Books (no. 4 in the Southern Heritage 150 series).

Richards, Rhys. 1997.  "Captain George Hempelman - 1799 - 1880, Master Whaler."  Records of the Canterbury Museum.  Vol. 11. 65-80.

Rickard, L.S. 1996.  "The Whaling Trade in Old New Zealand." Cadsonbury Publications (original ed. by Minerua 1965).

Tod, Frank. 1982.  "Whaling in Southern Waters."  New Zealand Tablet Co Ltd.  Dunedin.

Trotter, Michael & McCulloch, Beverley.  1997.  "Sealers and Whalers" in Digging up the Past, New Zealandís Archaeological History. Penguin Books. pp. 100-101.

Trotter, Michael M. & McCulloch, Beverley. 1993.  "Fyffeís Revisited."  Records of the Canterbury Museum.  Vol. 10. No. 7. pp 73-94.

Trotter, Michael M. & McCulloch, Beverley. 1993.  "The Waiopuka Woolshed."  Records of the Canterbury Museum.  Vol. 10. No. 9. pp 107-116.
 

Western Australian Whaling
 

Garratt, Dena. (nd) "The Long Bay Jetty in Bathers Bay, Fremantle - A Case Study" in Bulletin Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 11(1): 7-10.

Heppingstone, I.D. 1969.  "American Whalers in Western Australian Waters - Early Days" - Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society.  7(1) 35-53.

Heppingstone, I.D. 1973.  "Whaling in Cockburn Sound and Thereabouts - Early Days" - Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society.  7(5) 91-103.
 

Tasmanian Whaling
 

Fysh, Hudson. Papers (on Henry Reed) LMSS 49.  Launceston State Library.

Fysh, Sir H. 1973.  "Henry Reed: Van Diemenís Land Pioneer."  Cat & Fiddle Press, Hobart.

Howard, Mark. 1998.  "The Imlay Brothersí Account Book, 1837 - 1840".  Tasmanian Historical Research Association.  Papers & Proceedings.  Vol. 45. No. 4. pp. 229-236.

Johnston, RM. 1891. "Tasmanian Official Record." William Thomas Strutt, Government Printer, Hobart. pp 160-162, 236-237.

Norman, L. 1938.  "Pioneer Shipping of Tasmania.  Whaling, Sealing, Piracy, Shipwrecks etc" in Early Tasmania.  J. Walch & Sons Pty Ltd. Hobart, Tasmania.

OíMay, Harry. (ed) (nd). "Hobart River Craft." L.G. Shea. Government Printer. Tasmania. pp. 42-44.

Robson, Lloyd. 1983. "A History of Tasmania - Vol. 1."  Oxford University Press.  Melbourne. p. 261.
 

Victorian Whaling
 

Lennon, Jane. 1974.  "Wilsonís Promontory in Victoria.  Its Commercial Utilization in the 19th Century".  The Victorian Historical Magazine.  Vol. 45. No. 4. pp. 179-200.
 

New South Wales Whaling
 

Ancher, Edward A. 1976. "Mosmanís Bay.  The Romance of An Old Whaling Station."  Mosman Historical Society.

Bickford, Anne., Blair, Sandy., Freeman, Peter., 1988. Ben Boyd National Park Bicentennial Project,  "Davidson Whaling Station, Boydís Tower, Bittangabee Ruins." NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Project. 

Wellings, H.P. (2nd ed). (nd).  "Eden and Twofold Bay.  Discovery, Early History and Points of Interest 1797-1960 "(publisher unknown).
 

Whaling - Miscellaneous
 

Andrews, R.C. 1911. "Shore-Whaling: A World Industry" in National Geographic Magazine.  Vol. 22. No. 5. May 1911, pp. 411-442.

Anon, (nd). "A Whale of a Story - Son of Blubber".  Source unknown (in folder). (1 page).

Anon, (nd). "Plundering the Seas".  The History of Whaling in Australia.  Source unknown (in folder).  pp. 553-557.

Dakin, W.J. 1934. "Whalemen Adventurers."  Angus & Robertson Ltd, Sydney.

Druett, Joan. 1991.  "Petticoat Whalers: Whaling wives at sea 1820-1920."  Collins. New Zealand.

Ellis, Richard.  1991.  "Men & Whales." Alfred A. Knopf.

Forster, Honore (compiled by) 1991. "More South Sea Whaling: a supplement to The South Sea Whaler:  An annotated bibliography of published historical, literary and art material relating to whaling in the Pacific Ocean in the Nineteenth Century."  Division of Pacific & Asian History: Research School of Pacific Studies.  ANU, Canberra.

Francis, Daniel. 1991. "The Great Chase: A History of World Whaling." Penguin Books, Toronto, Canada.

Johnson, Terry. 1998. "The Whaling Trade" in Canadian Geographic. Jan/Feb 1998. pp. 37-38.

Jones, A.G.E. 1981. "The British Southern Whale and Seal Fisheries" in The Great Circle.  Vol. 3. No. 1, April.  pp 20-29.

Jones, A.G.E. 1981. "The British Southern Whale and Seal Fisheries, Part 2 - The Principal Operators" in The Great Circle, Vol. 3. No. 2. Oct. pp 90-102.

Kerr, Margaret & Kerr, Colin. 1980.  "Australiaís Early Whalemen."  Rigby, Adelaide.

Langdon, Robert (ed), 1984. "Where the Whalers Went.  An index to the Pacific Ports and islands visited by American whalers ( and some other ships) in the 19th Century."  Pacific manuscripts Bureau.  Research School of Pacific Studies.  ANU, Canberra.

Lindsey, Shaw. 1991.  "Gunning for Whales.  A  brief outline of the development of whaling guns" in The Great Circle.  Vol. 13. No. 2. pp. 111-117.

Quinlan, Michael. 1992.  "Making Labour Laws Fit for the Colonies: The Introduction of Laws Regulating Whalers in Three Australian Colonies 1835-1855".  Labour History.  62: 19-37.

Report International Whaling Commission.  Special Issue 10.  pp. 261-267.

Tolmer, A. 1882. "Reminiscences of an adventurous and chequered career at home and at the Antipodes."  Sampson Law, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London.  p. 275.

Vlessides, Michael.  1998. "License to Whale" in Canadian Geographic.  Jan/Feb 1998. pp. 24-34.

Ward, Russell., and Robertson, John. (ed.) 1978.  "Such Was Life".  Select Documents in Australian Social History.  Vol. 1. 1788 - 1850.  Alternative Publishing Co-operative Ltd. Chippendale NSW.  pp. 97-98.

Waterhouse, Richard. (nd) "Sealing and Whaling." National Maritime Museum.  Brief Number 1. (13 pages).
 
 

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