Ngarrindjeri Whaling Narratives and Reconciliation at Encounter Bay, South Australia


Adam Paterson and Chris Wilson consider Ngarrindjeri contributions to Southern Australia’s nineteenth-century whaling industry and reflect on the broader impacts of colonization and its continued legacy in Southern Australia. Considering the effects of the whaling industry on Aboriginal Australians in and around Encounter Bay, they unearth several histories from a variety of sources that highlight the skill and success of Ngarrindjeri whalers, while framing their study within the context of reconciliation by disrupting the traditional colonial narrative.