Oral history

The South Georgia Museum Ex-Whalers Oral History Project was launched in January 2010. The project is a major initiative to document South Georgia's whaling history through the eyes of the people who worked in the industry on and around the island. By recording and disseminating the reminiscences of South Georgia whaling the Museum will explore the lives of ex-whalers and preserve this remarkable history.

 

Members of the Salvesen Ex Whalers Club with Elsa Davidson

Members of the Salvesen Ex Whalers Club with Elsa Davidson

 

 

 Click on the photo of a former South Georgia whaler below to find out more about their story. 

George Cummings

George Cummings


 John Alexander

John Alexander

 

Donald Lennie

Donald Lennie

 

James Yorkston

James Yorkston

 

Norman Jamieson

Norman Jamieson

 

Geoffrey Smethurst

Geoffrey Smethurst

 

Sir Gerald Elliot

Sir Gerald Elliot