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Whaling In Australia
Whaling
Whaling
in Australian waters began in 1791 when five of the 11 ships in the Third Fleet of settlers to the colony of New South Wales
New South Wales
landed their passengers and freight at Sydney Cove
Sydney Cove
and then left Port Jackson to engage in whaling and seal hunting off the coast of Australia
Australia
and New Zealand. [1] The two main species hunted by such vessels in the early years were right and sperm whales. Later, humpback, bowhead and other species would be taken. [2] Whaling
Whaling
went on to be a major maritime industry in Australia
Australia
providing work for hundreds of ships and thousands of men and contributing export products worth £4.2 million by 1850
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Oswald Brierly
Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817 - 14 December 1894), English marine painter, who came of an old Cheshire family, was born at Chester.Contents1 Life 2 Family 3 See also 4 Footnotes 5 Further readingLife[edit] He was the son of Thomas Brierly, a doctor and amateur artist, who belonged to an old Cheshire family, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817. After a general grounding in art at the academy of Henry Sass in Bloomsbury, he went to Plymouth to study naval architecture and rigging. He exhibited drawings of two men-of-war at Plymouth, the Pique and the Gorgon, at the Royal Academy in 1839. He then spent some time in the study of navigation, and in 1841 started on a voyage to Australia with his friend Benjamin Boyd in the latters yacht Wanderer.[1]HMS Meander, painted c
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State Library Of Tasmania
The State Library
Library
of Tasmania
Tasmania
is the main library of the library system in the state of Tasmania, Australia.Contents1 LINC Tasmania 2 Lending libraries 3 State Reference Library 4 Heritage Collections4.1 Tasmaniana Library 4.2 W.L
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Benjamin Boyd
Benjamin Boyd
Benjamin Boyd
(21 August 1801 – 15 October 1851[1]) was a Scottish-born Australian pioneer and entrepreneur, and briefly, a politician. Boyd became one of the largest landholders and graziers of the Colony of New South Wales; before suffering financial difficulties and becoming bankrupt. Boyd briefly tried his luck on the Californian goldfields before being purportedly murdered on Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal
in the Solomon Islands.[2] Many of his business ventures involved blackbirding, the practise of coercing and kidnapping South Sea Islanders as slave labourers.[3] Boyd was a man of "an imposing personal appearance, fluent oratory, aristocratic connexions, and a fair share of commercial acuteness".[4] Georgiana McCrae, with whom he had dinner when he first came to the Port Phillip District, looked at him with an artist's eye and said: "He is Rubens over again
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Robert Towns
Robert Towns
Robert Towns
(10 November 1794 – 11 April 1873) was an Australian merchant, shipowner, pastoralist, politician and founder of Townsville, Queensland. After a career at sea as a master mariner based in Britain, Towns came to Australia in 1843 as the agent for London merchant Robert Brooks (MP). In Sydney he also became a merchant in his own right with involvement in the sandalwood trade, pelagic whaling and as an importer of sugar and tea. He later became a pastoralist and pioneered the cultivation of cotton in Queensland. The head office of Robert Towns & Company was in Sydney with branch offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Townsville
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William Crowther (Australian Politician)
William Lodewyk Crowther FRCS (15 April 1817 – 12 April 1885) was an Australian
Australian
politician, who was Premier of Tasmania
Premier of Tasmania
20 December 1878 to 29 October 1879.Contents1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Legacy3.1 William Lanne4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Crowther was born in Haarlem, Netherlands, elder child of Dr. William Crowther[1] who was later a long-time resident surgeon of Hobart.[2] The Crowthers moved to Van Diemen's Land
Van Diemen's Land
(now Tasmania) in 1824. Crowther was educated at a private school at Richard B. Claiborne's Grammar School in Longford, Tasmania
Tasmania
and then went to St Thomas' Hospital, England to study medicine
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Petroleum
Petroleum
Petroleum
is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column. It consists of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other organic compounds.[1] The name petroleum covers both naturally occurring unprocessed crude oil and petroleum products that are made up of refined crude oil. A fossil fuel, petroleum is formed when large quantities of dead organisms, usually zooplankton and algae, are buried underneath sedimentary rock and subjected to both intense heat and pressure. Petroleum
Petroleum
has mostly been recovered by oil drilling (natural petroleum springs are rare)
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Svend Foyn
Svend Foyn
Svend Foyn
(July 9, 1809 – November 30, 1894) was a Norwegian whaling, shipping magnate and philanthropist. He pioneered revolutionary methods for hunting and processing whales. Svend Foyn introduced the modern harpoon cannon and brought whaling into a modern age.[1][2]Contents1 Background 2 Career 3 Philanthropy 4 Personal life 5 Memorials 6 Legacy 7 References 8 Additional sources 9 External linksBackground[edit] Svend Foyn
Svend Foyn
was born in the neighborhood of Foynegården at Tønsberg in Vestfold, Norway. He was the son of shipmaster Laurentius Foyn (1772–1813) and Benthe Marie Ager (1781–1842). Foyn was fatherless at four years of age and his mother came to characterize his upbringing. By age 11, Foyn sent to sea on the family ships
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Flensing
Flensing
Flensing
is the removing of the blubber or outer integument of whales. English whalemen called it flenching, while American whalemen called it cutting-in.[citation needed][clarification needed]Contents1 Open-boat1.1 Shore and bay whaling 1.2 Pelagic whaling2 Modern2.1 Shore and bay whaling 2.2 Pelagic3 ReferencesOpen-boat[edit] Shore and bay whaling[edit]"Smeerenburg". A whale, in the left foreground, is being flensed. Painting by Cornelis de Man
Cornelis de Man
(1639).In Spitsbergen, in the first half of the 17th Century, the processing of whales was primarily done ashore. Where the whale was flensed differed between the English and Dutch. The English brought the whale to the stern of the ship, where men in a boat cut strips of blubber from the whale's back. These were tied together and rowed ashore, where they were cut into smaller pieces to be boiled into oil in large copper kettles
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Moreton Island
Moreton Island
Island
is an island on the eastern side of Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay
on the coast of South East Queensland, Australia. The Coral Sea
Coral Sea
lies on the east coast of the island.[2] Moreton Island
Island
lies 58 kilometres (36 mi) northeast of the Queensland
Queensland
capital, Brisbane
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Humpback Whale
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weigh about 36,000 kg (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. Its purpose is not clear, though it may have a role in mating. Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 km (16,000 mi) each year. Humpbacks feed in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed and give birth when they fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish
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Government Of Australia
The Government
Government
of the Commonwealth of Australia
Australia
(also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The Commonwealth of Australia
Australia
was formed in 1901 as a result of an agreement among six self-governing British colonies, which became the six states. The terms of this contract are embodied in the Australian Constitution, which was drawn up at a Constitutional Convention and ratified by the people of the colonies at referendums
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Herman Melville
Herman Melville[a] (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee
Typee
(1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick
(1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last 30 years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to biblical scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant in French dry goods and his wife
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Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 6°S 147°E / 6°S 147°E / -6; 147Independent State of Papua New GuineaIndependen Stet bilong Papua Niugini Papua Niu GiniFlagNational emblemMotto: "Unity in diversity"[1]Anthem: O Arise, All You Sons [2]Location of  Papua New Guinea  (green)Capital and largest city Port Moresby 9°30′S 147°07′E / 9.500°S 147.117°E / -9.500; 147.117Official languages[3][4]Hiri Motu Tok Pisin PNG Sign Language EnglishDemonym Papua New GuineanGovernment Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor-GeneralBob Dadae• Prime MinisterPeter O'NeillLegislature National ParliamentIndependence from Australia• Papua and
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Albany, Western Australia
Albany /ˈælbəni/ is a port city in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 418 km SE of Perth, the state capital. Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, predating Perth
Perth
and Fremantle
Fremantle
by over two years. The city centre is at the northern edge of Princess Royal Harbour, which is a part of King George Sound. The central business district is bounded by Mount Clarence
Mount Clarence
to the east and Mount Melville to the west. The city is in the local government area of the City
City
of Albany. The Albany settlement was founded on 26 December 1826,[3] as a military outpost of New South Wales as part of a plan to forestall French ambitions in the region
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Robert Hunter (journalist)
Robert Lorne Hunter (October 13, 1941 – May 2, 2005) was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and politician. He was a member of the Don't Make a Wave Committee in 1969, and a co-founder of Greenpeace
Greenpeace
in 1971 and its first president. He led the first on-sea anti-whaling campaigns in the world, against Russian and Australian whalers, which helped lead to the ban on commercial whaling. He campaigned against nuclear testing, the Canadian seal hunt and later, climate change with his book Thermageddon: Countdown to 2030. He was named by Time as one of the "Eco-Heroes" of the 20th century and is credited[citation needed] with coining the terms "mindbomb"[definition needed] and "eco-warrior".Contents1 Biography1.1 Environmental activism 1.2 Politics 1.3 Author 1.4 Death 1.5 Legacy2 Books by Robert Hunter 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Born in St
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