Sperm Whale Skeleton


This skeleton is of one of the last whales to be caught in Australian waters in 1978. It would have taken two hours for the whale chaser to tow its harpooned catch from the deep waters of the Continental Shelf to the Whaling Station. In November 1978 the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company closed its operations and walked away from the site. The skeleton of the sperm whale was kept and preserved to be part of this historic story.

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Albany's Historic Whaling Station

Visit the only complete whaling station tourism attraction in the world!

Looking out from the well-worn flensing deck, the view of King George Sound and its islands is breathtaking. The quiet tranquillity is in sharp contrast to the noisy, steamy, and very odorous scene...


81 Whaling Station Road
Torndirrup WA 6330

Open Hours

7 days 9am - 5pm

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This intricate model of the Cheynes IV vessel, was made by local model boat enthusiast Ian Lunt. The Cheynes IV was one of six whale chasers owned by the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company over its 27...

Wearing rubber boots with metal cleats on them, the flenser would walk up over the whale’s body, using the sharp knife blade to cut into the meat. As one of the flensers said, ‘It’s a dangerous sport...

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