Tusen takk til Phil Schubert som har gitt oss tillatelse til å legge ut bilder tatt av hans fetter Terry Packard ombord på en hvalbåt drevet av Cheynes Beach Whaling station i 1965.
I took a look at John’s images. I have a historic connection to the Station. My Father carted the boilers and digesters to the station from Collie in about 1952. They are visible in the photos. At the time he had the biggests trucks in Western Australia. It was still a very difficult task, as the road to the station was a sandy track. They were surplus from the WW2 grain petrol plant st Collie.
I was born and lived in Albany at the time to and remember it too. I was scheduled to go out on the Cheynes catcher in 1966, but following an accident where a crewman lost a leg, the company cancelled it.
Unfortunately all my Father’s slides of the station, and also the station at Carnavon were destroyed in a house fire.
My GGGrandfather on my maternal side was a famous «headsman» (harpooner) in the early years of Western Australia. 1839-1860. He disappeared at sea.