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Port of Pearls by Hugh Edwards (2005)

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Broome in Western Australia has an incredible history, one which has braved the force of war and dangers of a declining agricultural heritage. Known for its rich natural background, cyclones and sharks are among its less friendly of occupants, but the pearling business which at one time floundered with the introduction of the plastic button, is once again booming. Locally cultured pearls are now the biggest and best in the world and the industry is worth millions of dollars annually.

Hugh Edwards' historical and contemporary insights into Broome make a fitting tribute to this resilient Australian town.

Hugh Edwards is an award-winning author of 30 books and a marine photographer, as well as a journalist, diver and film-maker. His passion for maritime interests has led him to participate in the discovery of many famous shipwrecks and relics. His book Islands of Angry Ghosts written about his expedition to the 1629 Batavia won the Sir Thomas White Memorial Prize for the best book written by an Australian.

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Product NoCMS0016818
Weight (g)350 g
AuthorHugh Edwards
PublisherTangee Publishing
EditionN/A
Edition DateAug-05
Pages198
Size135 x 214 x 16mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780646193090
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Broome in Western Australia has an incredible history, one which has braved the force of war and dangers of a declining agricultural heritage. Known for its rich natural background, cyclones and sharks are among its less friendly of occupants, but the pearling business which at one time floundered with the introduction of the plastic button, is once again booming. Locally cultured pearls are now the biggest and best in the world and the industry is worth millions of dollars annually.

Hugh Edwards' historical and contemporary insights into Broome make a fitting tribute to this resilient Australian town.

Hugh Edwards is an award-winning author of 30 books and a marine photographer, as well as a journalist, diver and film-maker. His passion for maritime interests has led him to participate in the discovery of many famous shipwrecks and relics. His book Islands of Angry Ghosts written about his expedition to the 1629 Batavia won the Sir Thomas White Memorial Prize for the best book written by an Australian.

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