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Port Elliot


Zone 54
Map 6626
E 290000 - N 6064500


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 storage facility.


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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