Pearling in Broome

Broome has a colourful and multicultural history thanks to the pearls which are harvested locally. Here are some photos from the early days.
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014914PD: Pearling luggers at Port Hedland, 1911  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2953839

Pearling luggers at Port Hedland, 1911

BA2754/17: Yasukichi Murakami with diving suit. http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4626487

Yasukichi Murakami stands with an early type of diving dress that he developed in Broome, Australia, in the (Provided by Mutsumi Tsuda, professor of Seian University of Art and Design)

008696PD: Japanese pearl diver and lugger crew, Broome 1911  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2944239

Japanese pearl diver and lugger crew, Broome 1911

4383B/148: Graves in the Japanese Cemetery in Broome, ca.1930.  http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4766403__S4383bLw%3D%3D148__Orightresult__U__X3?lang=eng&suite=def

Graves in the Japanese Cemetery in Broome,

342909PD: Pearling lugger on the beach at low tide, Broome, 1969.  http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1897511__S342908PD__Orightresult__U__X3?lang=eng&suite=def

342909PD: Pearling lugger on the beach at low tide, Broome, 1969. http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1897511__S342908PD__Orightresult__U__X3?lang=eng&suite=def

112583PD: Corner Japanese Town, Broome, 1935 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3388398

112583PD: Corner Japanese Town, Broome, 1935 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3388398

4323B/11: Richardson's original foreshore camp, Broome, 1912. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4301334

4323B/11: Richardson's original foreshore camp, Broome, 1912. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4301334

014778PD: Japanese Cemetery, Broome, 1910-1911  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2944239

014778PD: Japanese Cemetery, Broome, 1910-1911 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2944239

008694PD: Copy of a print. Part of a panorama titled: The pearling fleet at Broome, 1910  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2944239

Copy of a print. Part of a panorama titled: The pearling fleet at Broome, 1910

008693PD: Jackie Pryor (wearing peaked cap) and Reg Archer (wearing whites) with a pearl diver and crew, Broome, ca. 1910  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2944239

Jackie Pryor (wearing peaked cap) and Reg Archer (wearing whites) with a pearl diver and crew, Broome, ca.

109575PD: Streeter & Male's Jetty and luggers, Broome, ca 1950 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3388286?lang=eng

Streeter & Male's Jetty and luggers, Broome, ca.

112573PD: Japanese Cemetery, Broome, 1935 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3388396?lang=eng

112573PD: Japanese Cemetery, Broome, 1935 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3388396?lang=eng

229377PD: Members of the Japanese community in Broome, ca 1910 http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb4624321?lang=eng

Members of the Japanese community in Broome,

014921PD: Pearls, 1911  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2953839

014921PD: Pearls, 1911 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2953839

014930PD: Packing pearl shell, 1911  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2953839

014930PD: Packing pearl shell, 1911 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2953839

014932PD: Pearl cleaning at Broome, 1911  https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2953839

Pearl cleaning at Broome, 1911

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