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Project Aims

AWSANZ Conferences

Locational data standard



Regional Contributions

South Australia


Tasmanian Projects

Tasmania was the centre of the shore based whaling industry in Australia, with many of the station owners based in Hobart and Launceston. Archaeological fieldwork under the direction of Dr Susan Lawrence commenced in November 1997 with the excavation of the Kelly and Lucas station at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island. A GIS database of Tasmanian stations is also being developed at La Trobe University. This is the initial phase of what will be a trans-Tasman database, taking in Australian and New Zealand stations. Funding for the Tasmanian component of the AWSANZ project has come from a La Trobe University Central Starter Grant and from the Tasmanian Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Warehouses in Salamanca Place, Hobart, once the headquarters of the Australian whaling industry. 
(Photo Susan Lawrence)

List of Tasmanian Whaling Sites

Bruny Island

Adventure Bay

Other Sites


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