DYLAN'S ON THE TERRACE
THE HISTORY TRAIL
History buffs and curious minds are encouraged to join local historian Malcolm Traill on his investigation of some Albany's unique and mysterious maritime histories, hosted at Dylan's Cafe.
At the Tuesday session, Malcolm will explore the variety of reasons ships have sunk in Albany's waters. Some hit reefs, grow old and leak, are damaged by storms, or are scuttled. Albany has many shipwrecks of all shapes and sizes, and all of these causes are involved. Come along to learn more about the more intriguing of these, some of which are visible and some have disappeared under the waves forever.
On Thursday, Malcolm will explore Albany's entangled history with whaling, the first industry in Western Australia. Learn more about how international crews exploited the large whale pods in the 19th century for the oil they extracted, and how the cruel harvest continued through until 1978 when the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company closed its doors.
*Tuesday ticket price includes a hearty chicken & vegetable soup served with warm damper, with a vegetarian option available. Tea and coffee will be provided, with a cash bar available.
*Thursday ticket price includes a warm share platter with a vegetarian option available. Tea and coffee will be provided, with a cash bar available.
TUESDAY, 6 JULY
6PM -8PM ○ THE HISTORY TRAIL - LOST AT SEA: SHIPWRECK TALES OF ALBANY
THURSDAY, 8 JULY
6PM -8PM ○ THE HISTORY TRAIL - A CRUEL BUSINESS: WHALING IN ALBANY OVER THE YEARS