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30-August-2021
30-August-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The anchor commemorates the early pioneers who made their living by hunting and catching whales in Victor Harbor.

 

Location

Address:121 Franklin Parade, Whalers Inn, Victor Harbor, 5211
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.586525
Long: 138.598771
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1837

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th December, 1972
Front Inscription

This anchor was unveiled by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia, Sir Mark Oliphant, M. B. E., on December 19th, 1972, in memory of those hardy pioneers who made their living by catching the black whales which came from the Antarctic to frequent these shores during the winter months.

 

Source: MA
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