the first in Australia.
some of the first industries in Western
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It was closed
down in the 1950s.
still being colonialised by Brittish
settlers so many ships carrying convicts in the 1800s also caught a few
whales while they were not carrying people.
French and American ships
were also operating along the coasts of Australia, something that was
stopped by a legislation banning unlicenced whalers from the waters of
In the 1900s, a licence was given to Norwegian
stations near Albany in Western Australia.
Later on, Australians
started whaling themselves, however the local whaling company only
caught six humpback whales and closed down in the 1950s.
Sperm whales were
taken until 1978 in the area; however Australia has since stopped all
whaling and turned into a great anti-whaling country instead.
Albany is now a popular spot for whale watching, and an old whaling
station has been turned into Whale
World, where you can learn all about whales and the old