Stop Cheynes Beach, August 28th, Whale And Dolphin Coalition. Peter Wright, 1941–1999 Aust.
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Stop Cheynes Beach, August 28th, Whale And Dolphin Coalition

c1977. Colour screenprint, 76.1 x 55.7cm. Linen-backed.

“Greenpeace co-founder Canadian Bob Hunter came to Albany [WA] in August 1977 to take charge of a direct action campaign against the three whale chaser ships operating from Albany. Zodiacs [inflatable boats] were taken 30 miles out to sea to place people between harpoons and the whales. This was the first Greenpeace campaign in Australia. Key members of the Whale and Dolphin Coalition, including Jonny Lewis [photographer] and Richard Jones, then formed Greenpeace Australia. On 31 July 1978, the first day of the Frost inquiry public hearings, the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company announced its intention to close operations at the end of that whaling season. Cheynes Beach had operated from Frenchman Bay near Albany, Western Australia, since 1952. The last whale, a sperm whale, was harpooned on 20 November 1978.” Ref: Wiki; ANMM; NLA.

Rare surviving protest poster endorsed by Greenpeace.

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Item #CL200-108

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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