E 412800 - N 5850400
Rivoli Bay is located in the south
east of the State. A prominent hill known recently as ëWhalersí lookout
was used as the fisheryís observation post. The station was located between
Beachport and Glennís Point.
The station was established by William
Dutton and the Henty family in the 1830ís. The station survived until the
1840s. In 1844 Angas wrote of the colourful whalemen. The Border Watch
dated 1884 refers to the Beachport whaling station as a "...local whale
fishing establishment is still hard at work cutting up and packing in large
pipes the whale captured last Monday." It is suggested that the station
in operation during the 1884 was not the same as the station in 1844, it
is more likely an attempt of a revival of the old whaling stations was
No evidence remains of the old whaling
stations employed during the 840s and the 1880s remains visible today.
No archaeological work has taken place as far.
Kostoglou, P. and McCarthy, J. 1991.
Whaling and Sealing Sites in South Australia, Australian Institute for
Maritime Archaeology, Special Publication No:6, p46.
The Border Watch, 1844
By Rebecca O'Reilly
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