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Pearl Divers & Pearlers

Pearl Diver 1910 courtesy Royal WA Historical Society 003987d
Pearl Diver 1910

Broome

  • ACC 1352/42: Broome Courthouse. Pearl Divers Licence Register 1913-1960
    Date of issue of licence, to whom issued, number of licence, place of business are provided.

  • ACC 1774/1: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Index of Pearl Divers' Licences 1917-1921
    Alphabetical - name and licence number only are provided.

  • ACC 1775/1-3: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Registers of Pearl Divers' Licences 1921-1925, 1929-1938, 1938-1975
    Provides date of issue of licence, number of licence, name and nationality.

  • ACC 1775/4: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Register of Divers' Tenders 1923-1926
    Date of issue of licence, number of licence, name and nationality are provided.

Cossack

  • ACC 366/1-19: Cossack Police Station. Occurrence Books 1879-1915
    Up to 1895 names of all crew and divers of pearling schooners provided (see AN 5/Stations for listing).

Shark Bay

These records are especially useful for finding the names of Aboriginal people and people of Asian origin.

Also see heading Pearl Divers in Private Archives.

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