Sealing wrecks of the south-coast

It must have been an incredibly tough life on the islands off the south-coast of WA in the early nineteenth century. 

There were some rogues and dodgy characters amongst the inhabitants who were involved in the sealing industry which had spread west after colonies were decimated off the southern, south east and tasmanian coasts. 

Eoin Cameron talks to Ross Anderson about two wrecks off the south coast with Ross Anderson from the WA Museum, getting to peak inside these early West Australians' lives. © 720 ABC Perth. As heard on Eoin Cameron's Breakfast Program, 720 ABC Perth.

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Wednesday 17 February 2010

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