Photograph: cutting blubber on deck of ship

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Photograph: seamen making off; cutting blubber on deck of ship
Photographic print

Donated by Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 1968
Museum number 1968-84-7

This photograph shows a busy scene on the deck of a whaling ship. Many of the crew are on deck 'making off', which is the whaling term for cutting blubber into cubes so it can be stored down below. There is a bearded man in a fur hat in the centre foreground, with other seaman further back, some working at small tables.

Photograph: cutting blubber on deck of ship
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