The Pearl-Shellers of Torres Strait: Resource, Development and Decline 1860s–1960s Regina Ganter

ISBN: 9780522845471

Published: February 1st 1995

Paperback

299 pages


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The Pearl-Shellers of Torres Strait: Resource, Development and Decline 1860s–1960s  by  Regina Ganter

The Pearl-Shellers of Torres Strait: Resource, Development and Decline 1860s–1960s by Regina Ganter
February 1st 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 299 pages | ISBN: 9780522845471 | 6.21 Mb

In an ethnically stratified work force, Japanese, South Sea Islander, Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal divers brought up from the sea floor the shell that produced mother-of-pearl, and sometimes pearls. Many men died at this dangerous work.MoreIn an ethnically stratified work force, Japanese, South Sea Islander, Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal divers brought up from the sea floor the shell that produced mother-of-pearl, and sometimes pearls. Many men died at this dangerous work.Regina Ganter charts the progress of pearl-shelling from its heyday through its several crises resulting from overfishing to its present cautious management.

The book is greatly enhanced by the oral testimony of divers and boat-owners.



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