Saturday 18 May 2024
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Augusta CRC

When the ship Emily Taylor arrived in Flinders Bay, one wonders what the local indigenous peoples thought. In times past, the bay was filled with whales, but now a great white beast arrived. Perhaps they remembered similar boats like those belonging to Vancouver’s or Flinders’ or Baudin’s. Their lives would be transformed, especially when American whaleships came. Former journalist Tim Blue will guide you through the history of whalers in Augusta and their crucial role in supporting the English colonists’ new life.

$20 includes a Whaler’s Rum Cocktail & Ship Rations
Not included in Weekend and Day passes