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The galleries start with South Georgia in general, followed by the second which shows images of the whaling stations, the next gallery has images of the wild life, the fourth has black and white images from the 1940s and 1950s, the fifth contains photographs and information gathered in Brevik and Sandefjord, number six is images from a photo album dating from the early part of the last century - the last being the links page.

The images to be found in the first four galleries are grabbed from video footage taken from 1989 to 2000. The images are reduced in quality to keep file sizes small and allow faster loading. 

Navigation is provided by links at the top of each page and by use of the underlined links. Where thumbnail pictures are seen - clicking on them will generally show a larger image.

If there are any problems, or you have any suggestions please send me an e-mail.

The picture galleries have many sub galleries and there are between one and three pictures per page. It will be (when finished) a large site, so will take a fair bit of navigating around - please bear with me. Cross references will be kept to a minimum to avoid going to pages already visited.

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Gallery 1. South Georgia - the islands in general and why I was there. Images of MV Oil Mariner at sea and working on the Navy moorings around Cumberland East Bay and Stromness Bay.

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Gallery 2. South Georgia - the whaling stations and images of the man-made legacy. Images taken over a decade, show the inevitable loss of some buildings, but also the new Museum and the attempts to save as much of the whaling artifacts and history as possible, for posterity.

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Gallery 3. South Georgia - Wildlife images. Elephant Seals, Fur Seals, Penguins and Reindeer mainly. The Reindeer were brought in from Norway to improve the men's diet with fresh meat. (Also to provide a bit of sport.) Each whaling station did however have it's own piggery and kept chickens, cows, bullocks and sheep.

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Gallery 4. South Georgia - Black and white photographs taken in the mid 1950s by Norman Jamieson.

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Gallery 5. My Norwegian Connection - Images and information collected during a two month stay in Brevik, near Sandefjord.

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Gallery 6. An Early Photograph Album - Images from an old photograph album rescued from oblivion by Larry Linn - People of Progress.

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Gallery 7. Stromness and Leith Harbour - Images from my uncle Bill Howieson's albums.

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Gallery 8. John Johnston McKay - Images from John Johnston McKay's time on Southern Harvester.

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Links Page - Links to related pages and other favourites.