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Pearling’s objects, industries and communities

Christensen, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0075-0544 (2016) Pearling’s objects, industries and communities. History Australia, 13 (1). pp. 172-173.

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Just over a century ago the Western Australian port of Broome was home to one of the world’s largest pearling fleets, responsible for more than a quarter of the global supply of high-quality mother-of-pearl shell. The industry is the subject of an extensive scholarly literature focussing on culture contact and the impacts of colonialism, histories of Indigenous and Asian labour, and interactions between Indigenous and Asian peoples. Lustre: Pearling and Australia worked to bring these themes to lives, presenting pearling’s history from the perspective of the communities most closely involved init...

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Management and Governance
Publisher: Australian History Association
Copyright: 2016 Australian Historical Association
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