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Bruny Island

Adventure Bay

The Excavations

In November 1997 a team of archaeologists and archaeology students from La Trobe and Flinders Universities arrived on Bruny Island for a 3 week excavation at the site of Kelly and Lucas' Adventure Bay Whaling Station. The crew of 16 staff and students uncovered the remains of a substantial two roomed stone building with a brick fireplace, a storage building, two hearths and a tryworks. An underwater survey carried out at the same time located a whale skull and lower jawbone about 80 metres north of the small beach at the whaling station site. 

Susan Lawrence
 
 


Aerial view of Grass Point and the site
(Photo Susan Lawrence)

Sites Excavated

Main Building

Tryworks

Crew Quarters

Artefacts

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