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