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Octopus Crowd: Maritime History and the Business of Australian Pearling in Its Schooner Age (Maritime Currents: History and Archaeol)

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The first book-length study of schooner-based pearling, this book explores the floating station system and the men who developed and employed it. Steve Mullins focuses on the Clark Combination, a syndicate led by James Clark, Australia's most influential pearler.
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ISBN-13: 9780817320249
ISBN-10: 0817320245
Pagini: 336
Ilustrații: 25 B&W figures - 4 maps
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 9144 mm
Greutate: 0.66 kg
Ediția: First Edition
Editura: University Of Alabama Press
Colecția University Alabama Press
Seria Maritime Currents: History and Archaeol


List of Figures
Introduction: Losing Alice
Chapter 1. Origins of Pearling on the East Coast
Chapter 2. The Lure of the North
Chapter 3. From Torres Strait to the North West
Chapter 4. In the North West
Chapter 5. The Aru Islands
Chapter 6. Consolidating the Combination
Chapter 7. Days of Plenty, Days of Pain
Chapter 8. Federation
Chapter 9. In the Netherlands Indies
Conclusion: The Passing of the Schooner Age