Lustre : Reflections on Pearling single work   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'THERE IS ANOTHER boom-and-bust resource industry in the West, one with a long and near-forgotten history. The exploitation and artistic use of the pearl shell Pinctada maxima, one of the largest and most lustrous nacre-producing bivalve shells found along the northern shores, is an ancient craft dating back over twenty thousand years. Its story is full of wonder, intrigue, romance and greed – yet to be fully appreciated in Australian history.' (Author's introduction)

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    y Griffith Review Looking West no. 47 2015 8322316 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 251-261
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