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Author Ganter, Regina.

Title The pearl-shellers of Torres Strait : resource use, development and decline 1860s-1960s / Regina Ganter
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1994

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Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  338.372411 Gan/Pso  Unavailable C19
Description xvii, 299 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Summary History of Queensland pearl-shell industry; role of Melanesians and Torres Strait Islanders, and Japanese in industry; effect of 1884 Native Labourers Protection Act on preventing Aborigines operating in industry except in mission luggers, they were mostly collecting beche-de-mer, Torres Strait Islanders encouraged to participate in pearling until paternalistic government attitudes caused strike of 1936; domination of Japanese in industry practicing resource raiding and mass extraction caused decline of industry; post World War II state and federal authorities made Torres Strait Islander entry into trochus fishery almost impossible
Analysis Divers Australia Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Geschichte 1860-1960
Mother-of-pearl
Torres Strait Islanders Employment
Notes CIP confirmed
Erata slip inserted for plates
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 279-291
Subject Divers -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands -- History
Divers -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Divers -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
Divers -- Torres Strait -- History.
Mother-of-pearl.
Pearl button industry -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands -- History
Pearl button industry -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
Pearl button industry -- Torres Strait -- History.
Pearl button industry.
Pearl fisheries -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
Pearl fisheries -- Torres Strait -- History.
Torres Strait Islanders -- Employment.
Trochus shell fisheries -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
Trocus shell fisheries -- Australia -- Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- History.
LC no. 94237419
ISBN 0522845479 (paperback)