"See a 'trypot'" Macquarie Island Things to Do Tip by tiabunna

Macquarie Island Things to Do: 14 reviews and 35 photos

  Old trypots in station area
by tiabunna

Alongside the huts at the station, you can see some 'trypots', old cauldrons used in the 1800s to boil down elephant seals for their blubber. By the late 1800s, elephant seal numbers had dropped to the stage where an industry could not be sustained: at that stage, the animal oil industry's attention turned to penguins.

Address: Station area

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  • Updated Feb 28, 2006
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