Austral Enterprises

by Ian Hart

A history of shore, bay-based and pelagic whaling and sealing in the Southern Ocean encompassing The Southern Whaling & Sealing Company, The Kerguelen Sealing & Whaling Company and their associated enterprises at South Georgia, the Antarctic peninsula, the South Indian Ocean and South Africa

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Whaling and sealing in the southern oceans in the early 1900s was considered an honoured and respected industry, employing thousands of skilled men and workers from the UK in harsh, remote and demanding conditions, bringing home important raw materials and products that the country was glad to receive.

This is a fascinating account of British involvement in the whaling and sealing industry which operated form the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.

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