At the end of the 1970s, one young reporter bears witness to the final days of Australia’s whaling industry. Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, this incisive account tells the very human story of the characters and events that brought whaling to an end. This fair and balanced account portrays the raw adventure of going to sea, the perils of being a whaler, and the commitment that leads activists to throw themselves into the path of an explosive harpoon. Accompanied by a wonderful photographic record of the time, this is the action-packed history of a town reliant on whaling dollars pitted against a determined band of protesters.
Fremantle Press; September 2008
- ISBN: 9781925160628
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Last Whale
- Author: Chris Pash
Imprint: Fremantle Press
In The Press
"A timely reminder of how far we’ve come since the days of routine slaughter, of how hard conservationists fought to bring it to an end, and how vigilant we must be in making sure that the dark days of whaling are behind us forever." —Tim Winton, author, The Turning: Stories
About The Author
Chris Pash is a former editor, a writer, and an executive in the news and information industry.