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The whale fishery developed at Port
Elliot was the Freemans Nob whaling station. In 1840 a proposal to
establish a whale fishery on the Nob was put forward by Hack and Company,
but it is not known whether the station was developed as a slaughter or
No archaeological work has taken
place at Freemans Nob due to the lack of knowledge regarding the station.
There is however no trace of a whaling station at the site toady.
Kostoglou, P. and McCarthy, J. 1991.
Whaling and Sealing Sites in South Australia, Australian Institute for
Maritime Archaeology, Special Publication No:6, p45.
By Rebecca O'Reilly
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