A Pearling Master's Journey

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A Pearling Master’s Journey: A history of the pearling industry in the northwest of Western Australia, 1886-1942 by J.E. deB. Norman & G.V. Norman

A beautifully illustrated history of the pearling industry in the northwest of Western Australia, 1886-1942 following the journey of two generations of master pearlers - from Beagle Bay to Gallipoli, to the war in the Sinai and to the trenches of Belgium and France.

Featuring richly illustrated chapters on the life of pioneer women, cyclones, racial unrest and a riot, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and the economics of pearling over this period this document of a unique part of Australian history is a fascinating read.

Hardback
Pages: 338
Illustrated throughout
Dimensions: 25 × 26 × 3 cm