Photograph of a Whaling Station probably taken by George Rayner, at an unknown location - possibly on one of the sub-antarctic islands.

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Depicts four men using long-handled flensing tools to strip the blubber off a whale carcass. The activity is taking place on a timber planked landing platform or slipway. Behind to the left is a tall three-storey corrugated-iron clad shed, while to the right is what appears to be a boilerhouse with three tall smokestacks, possibly part of a boiling down plant. In the background there is also a large tank (possibly used for storing whale oil) and a lot of associated pipework. In the foreground are the chains used to drag the whale carcass up onto the landing platform for processing. One man is standing on the whale.

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