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Books by Fraser, Conon

The Enderby Settlement: Britain's whaling venture on the subantactic Auckland Islands

ISBN: 978 1 877578 59 5

This book is a history of the British Enderby settlement on the Auckland Islands 1849–52 and its associated whaling venture. Isolation, a stormswept climate, unproductive soil, inexperienced crews, drunkenness and above all an unexpected shortage of whales meant the raw colony ran into trouble and the parent company found itself facing disaster.