Two Italian brothers and a Granite Quarry

It is not surprising that Freycinet has an abandoned Granite Quarry; the granite that makes up the Hazards Mountain range is both unique, and quite spectacular. The Quarry was leased by 2 brothers from Italy, Mario and Biagio Zanchetta, and began operation in 1943. In the beginning, the rock was extracted using¬†using hand drills, wooden…
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Whaling in Freycinet

Whaling in Freycinet began in 1824. ¬†Among the entrepreneurial business men first settled in the area was Swansea resident George Meredith, who established a whale fishery, The Old Fishery, at Parsons Cove. It operated until the mid 1830s. Methods of pursuit, capture and slaughter in this idyllic area of pristine, sparkling water and white sand…
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Schouten Island – Freycinet Peninsula

Schouten Island is a rugged Island about 1.6 km south of the Freycinet Peninsula. The island is popular for camping and kayaking but with no ferry service, the island very rarely has more than a few people on it at a time, which is naturally part of the charm. The coastline is made up of…
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