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The White Divers of Broome - The true story of a fatal experiment

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The White Divers of Broome - The true story of a fatal experiment by John Bailey
A rollicking good read of an Australia past or a terrible tale of exploitation?  - at a time when the need to show white supremacy  in the 1900s put the lives of British Royal Navy divers (and the ill equipped Asian divers) on the line (literally, given diving techniques then). Vividly depicting the Asian community of Broome in the early 20th century, Bailey recounts the attempts to put control of the lucrative pearl industry into European hands and so reduce the Asian influence in this northern tip of Western Australia. Contemporary photographs reproduced over 16 pages in centre plus maps of Australia and Broome.

The White Divers of Broome  - the true story of a fatal experiment by John Bailey 2001 Macmillan Australia. Paperback. 301 pages and 16 pages of photographs .Slight bumps on cover edges, spine sound. Good clean copy.

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Author(s):
John Bailey
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Reprint of 1st edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0732910781
Number of pages:
301
Publisher:
Macmillan Australia

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The White Divers of Broome - The true story of a fatal experiment by John Bailey
A rollicking good read of an Australia past or a terrible tale of exploitation?  - at a time when the need to show white supremacy  in the 1900s put the lives of British Royal Navy divers (and the ill equipped Asian divers) on the line (literally, given diving techniques then). Vividly depicting the Asian community of Broome in the early 20th century, Bailey recounts the attempts to put control of the lucrative pearl industry into European hands and so reduce the Asian influence in this northern tip of Western Australia. Contemporary photographs reproduced over 16 pages in centre plus maps of Australia and Broome.

The White Divers of Broome  - the true story of a fatal experiment by John Bailey 2001 Macmillan Australia. Paperback. 301 pages and 16 pages of photographs .Slight bumps on cover edges, spine sound. Good clean copy.

Author(s):
John Bailey
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Reprint of 1st edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0732910781
Number of pages:
301
Publisher:
Macmillan Australia

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