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Albany's Historic Whaling Station


Various dates throughout July


81 Whaling Station Road,

Frenchman Bay


Free & paid events

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Click on the tiles below for more information on each event.


Our Blue Backyard - Photographic Exhibition

Monday 3 to Sunday 23 July, daily 9am - 5pm

An exhibition of our amazing oceans through the eyes of Albany photographer, Kaylah Tugwell. Featuring  photography of local beaches and coastline, including whales and drone captured images. 


3D Wooden Boat Activity

Monday, 3 July to Friday, 7 July, 10am - 2pm

Join the crew for a fun craft activity decorating your own 3D wooden sailboat. Let your imagination inspire your  design ‐ will it be a pirate ship or whaling vessel, or even a yacht with full sails? Your finished boat will be a  remarkable sight! 


Meet a Whaler

Monday 10 to Friday 14 July, 10am - 2pm

As you explore the site you may bump into in a real life past whaler. Hear firsthand stories from these men as they  look back on their time working for the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company, a major industry in Albany’s maritime history.  

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Sealed Souls - Book Signing and Talk

Saturday, 8 July, 11am

Join South Coast author John Robertson as he takes you on an historic journey back to the early colonial times when  sealing was the first industry in Australia. It was a time when displaced people were forcibly transported half a world  away, only to displace others in a strange land. Learn about Albany’s early sealing industry and its transition into bay  whaling along our local coastlines, meeting some of the unsavoury whaling characters of the early European colony  along the way.    

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The Maritime Festival is presented by the City of Albany and is supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions.

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