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      Date: 1826 -

Description: In 1826 Captain William Wilson was one of the 4 founding members of the Derwent Whaling Club. The group instituted a reward to be given to the first person reporting a whale in the river. Profits of the Club were to be divided into 7 shares, 5 for the members, 1 for charity and 1 for the native born youth who displayed most proficiency as a harpooner. Wilson was also a captain and owner of whale ships including the DEVERON.

Format: pictorial and artistic works
Object: glass slides


Subjects: people

People/Orgs: Ships captains

Institution: Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Object number: MMT_P_GSL457

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