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The white divers of Broome

Author: John Bailey
Publisher: Sydney : Pan, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1912 Broome was as much Asian as Australian, filled withthe smekk of unfamiliar spices and a babel of competing languages. The town thrieved on the hugely profitable, and extremely dangerous pearl shell industr, using Asian labour that was cheap to hire, and easy to replace. It was a frontier town, where racial tensions simmered uneasily between whites, Asians and Aboriginies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bailey
ISBN: 0330363387 9780330363389
OCLC Number: 155710579
Notes: Previously published: Pan Macmillan, 2001.
Awards: Winner of NSW Premier's History Award: Community and Regional History 2002.
Description: 1 volume
Responsibility: John Bailey.

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In 1912 Broome was as much Asian as Australian, filled withthe smekk of unfamiliar spices and a babel of competing languages. The town thrieved on the hugely profitable, and extremely dangerous pearl shell industr, using Asian labour that was cheap to hire, and easy to replace. It was a frontier town, where racial tensions simmered uneasily between whites, Asians and Aboriginies.

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