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The Resource Lustre : pearling & Australia

Lustre : pearling & Australia

Label
Lustre : pearling & Australia
Title
Lustre
Title remainder
pearling & Australia
Title variation
Lustre
Title variation remainder
pearling and Australia
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The raw, alluring beauty of the pearl and the stories of those who collected it form a fascinating part of Australia's national heritage. The Aboriginal trade and cultural significance of the magnificent Pinctada pearl shell had been well established before the arrival of ambitious European and Asian fortune seekers to the northern reaches of the country. Pearling quickly became a ruthless and illustrious industry spanning from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.A culture of support and exchange both on the water and in the pearl sheds contributed to a unique human enrichment. Diverse social communities developed as many laboured and lost their lives at sea in search of the elusive treasure.From objects of ancient trade to beautiful pearl jewellery, Lustre traces the gritty human story of pearling across the north of Australia. This visually stunning book weaves together strands of Aboriginal, Asian and European histories, revealing the stories of the people who, for generations, have collected and harvested these treasures from Saltwater Country
Cataloging source
WWBK
Dewey number
639.412
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edwards, Tanya
  • Yu, Sarah
  • Western Australian Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pearls
  • Pearls
  • Pearl industry and trade
  • Pearl industry and trade
  • Pearl fisheries
  • Museums
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Pearl divers
  • Pearl diving
  • Museums
  • Traditional fishing
  • Pearl industry and trade
  • Northern Territory
  • Australia, Northern
Label
Lustre : pearling & Australia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Cover title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061033337
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781925040333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1008868335
Label
Lustre : pearling & Australia
Publication
Copyright
Note
Cover title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061033337
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781925040333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1008868335

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