The View From Mount Clarence

A look back at settlement along Western Australia's South Coast

Tag: Bass Strait

  • Campbell Taylor and the Cape Arid Connection – 3 (a)

    From New Zealand and Bass Strait to Kangaroo Island, Middle Island and King George’s Sound   Above: The business of hunting fur seals boomed in the 1790s, arriving in Australian waters around 1798. At the time seal rookeries were crowded and hundreds of thousands of ┬áthe animals were slaughtered in the opening years. Australian sealers…