The Pearl Shellers of Torres Straits, by Regina Ganter


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The Pearl Shellers of the Torres Straits, Resource use, development and decline 1860s – 1960s
Regina Ganter

This book charts the progress of pearl-shelling from its heyday through several crises resulting from over fishing to its present cautious management. The book is greatly enhanced by the oral testimony of divers and boat owners.

Paperback in as new condition. Reg Vallintine book plate on inside front cover. (Reg Vallintine was the founding vice chairman of the HDS and a former director of the BSAC).

299 pages
B&W illustrations
140 mm x 215 mm (5.5 in x 8.5 in)
1994, Melbourne Universoty Press, Melbourne

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Weight .75 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 3 cm