WHALING IN THE SOUTH POLAR SEAS

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A factory ship, “Southern Queen” , processes a whale carcass in the Antarctic. Whale blubber is cut up and reduced to oil. Mechanised operations on board are designed to deal with massive parts of the whale like jaw bones. Seals and birds of the Antarctic are shown. Fresh water is collected from ice blocks. The fleet returns to South Georgia, then the oil is taken to a refining company in Norway.

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Year 1925

Reference number F885

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:15:17

Production company SOUTHERN WHALING AND SEALING CO

Credits Producer: Southern Whaling
Producer: Sealing Co Ltd
Producer: Messrs Lever Brothers Ltd