Whale Chasers


THE AUSTRALIAN LEGEND

THE WHALE CHASERS

 


 

The Australian Whaling Industry is little mentioned in our folklore, but strong industry existed around the north Queensland coast. We explore the Whaling Industry with ex-whaler Harry Robertson and sing his vivid songs of the period..

The songs included in the program are:

Heave Away (Harry Robertson) – Declan sings and plays guitar
Prison Gang (H. Robertson) – Declan sings and plays guitar
Whale Chasing Men (Harry Robertson) – Declan sings and plays guitar
Grubby Jack – Spoken Harry Robertson.

Norfolk Whalers – Harry sings and plays guitar
Queensland Whalers – Harry sings and plays guitar. Declan sings chorus.
Ballina Whalers – Declan sings and plays guitar.

For more Harry Robertson check out the CD ‘Whale Chasing Man’ originally released on Larrikin and now available from the National Film & Sound Archive.

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