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'Sealed Souls' Book Launch

Past Event

Born in Albany, author John Robertson learnt to sail at an early age and has since sailed extensively along the southern coast of Western Australia.
Training initially as a carpenter and boatbuilder, he later graduated from the Western Australian College of Advanced Education with a Bachelor of Arts (Media) in 1987.
After visiting Middle Island in the Recherche Archipelago and glimpsing relics of a history left untold, this then sparked a 25-year journey of research and discovery, culminating in the publication of ‘Sealed Souls’, a largely forgotten history on the growth of colonial sealing and whaling in Australia, and its consequential impact on the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand and across the broader South Pacific.
Join Robertson for the launch of his book 'Sealed Souls' at the Princess Royal Sailing Club.
The Club will open at 5pm, with dinner available from 6pm to 8pm with full bar facilities.
Dinner bookings are required - please RSVP before Friday, 1 July to [email protected]
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The Maritime Festival 2022 is proudly supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through Festivals Australia.

Event Details

Time: From 5pm

Location: Princess Royal Sailing Club

Cost: Free (bookings essential)

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: John Robertson

Position: Author

Email: [email protected]

Event Date(s)

  • Friday 15th July 2022

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