A well researched title charting the progress of the pearl-shelling industry and its divers from its heyday to the 1960’s. The Torres Strait was a maritime crossroads for many centuries and was home to an exotic international mix of divers working to recover pearl shell. The author is an academic at the University of Queensland and her manuscript won the inaugural Australian Historical Association prize in Australian History in 1992. Reviewed in HDM # 30. We have a very limited supply.
By: Regina Ganter
Soft cover, 299 pages, b&w photos, charts, appendix, glossary, extensive chapter notes, bibliography, index.