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The White Divers of Broome

The White Divers of Broome

Author(s): John Bailey

Location(s): Broome

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1900s



A look at the politics behind the pearl shell diving industy in the 1900s, largely forgotten. The Japanese were largely the divers and the Whites were essentially behind the industry. And vivid descriptions of how the Aborigines were forced into the industry.

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A richly detailed historic piece, including photos, of this period in Australian history.

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