If you’re in the Huskisson area in the new year, you might like to head to the Lady Denman Heritage Complex. From 7 January – 28 February 2012 a new exhibition will be on display – From Commodity to Conservation: A history of whaling in Jervis Bay. The exhibition explores the history of whaling from the dangerous days of hand-thrown harpoons to whale watching cruises on the bay.

History of whaling in Jervis Bay

The exhibition is curated by the Australian National Maritime Museum  Movable Heritage Fellow 2011 Claire Baddeley. This program is a Powerhouse Museum initiative coordinated through its Regional Services program to support research and documentation of cultural heritage collections.

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