- [19--] (Creation)
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4 items ; 29 cm. and smaller.
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Born in Wallaroo, South Australia in 1925. Author and local historian. Lived in Nambour and Mackay regions. Died on 28 November 2018.
Previously titled: Papers, [19--]
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Typescript of article "Pearl Gatherers of the Torrens [sic] Strait Islands" which is a short account by Jean Williams of the development of the Pearling Industry from 1863 in North Queensland. Includes list of vessels which were used in the period 1860-1870s, giving their description, type and Master's name. Accompanied by three sepia toned photographs of soliders, Torres Strait Islanders on Moa Island, and two Papua New Guinean women from the Omati River.
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Item 1 -- Photograph of Torres Strait Islanders on Moa Island; caption on back 'Moa Island Natives' ; sepia 14 x 8 cm.
Item 2 -- Photograph of soldiers marching in formation ; sepia 11 x 8 cm.
Item 3 -- Photograph of two Papua New Guinean women from the Omati River; caption on back 'Omati River women, original' ; sepia 10 x 8 cm.
Item 4 -- Typescript of article "Pearl Gatherers of the Torrens [sic] Strait Islands" ; [5 leaves].
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Revised, Linda Justo, 31-May-2023. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.