Discovery Centre Galleries

  • WHALING DAYS

Our Discovery Centre has three display galleries that lead you through Victor Harbor’s history. It is a transition from before white settlement to the establishment of Victor Harbor as a tourist town.
For a more detailed explanation click on the links below.
Gallery 1  See how the indigenous people lived. Look at an Encounter that could have been the first sea battle in Australia. It turned out to be a friendly chat over breakfast. Meet Trim, the cat.
Gallery 2 See one of our states first industries and exports, whales! Then follow it through the farming settlers to what became Australia’s main export for so many years, wool! Victor Harbor was a major centre for this activity. 
Gallery 3 As trade declined, amazingly it turned into a town where the population swelled by more than double at certain times. Today that still occurs. Schoolies and the Summer Holiday season are examples this.

 

Discovery Whaling
Whaling in the nineteenth century

Discovery Railways