Cargoes

Long Term Exhibition | Updated 1 years ago

Whaling boat with Whale tail coming up through the floor of the museum
Whaling
Image copyright WA Museum

This gallery tells the stories of the many kinds of cargoes that have passed through the Western Australian ports, and how sea trading has shaped Western Australia.

A wall of cargoes displays the incredible variety of trade goods, from sandalwood to sheep, whale oil to wheat, all celebrating Western Australia’s maritime trade.