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Pearl Fishing by Jess G

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Elizabeth Harris

on 9 September 2015

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Pearl Fishing started in 1948 because that's when the first pearl oyster was found. Pearl Fishing now takes place off the coast of Shark Bay, Western Australia. The Yawuru, Asians and Europeans contributed to Pearl Fishing because they were drawn to Broome's pearling industry. One of the changes that happened because of this event is by 1910, Broome's pearling industry became one of the most important pearling industries in the world, with about 400 sailors and 3.5 thousand employees.
Pearl Fishing changed how Australians lived because it was another way to get money. Also, this event affected how Australia developed as a nation because it helped Australia's growth in wealth and it caused lasting changes because today, pearling is still one of the main ways to receive money.
The biggest pearl ever found is the pearl of Lao Tzu, found in the Palawan Sea, It measures 24 centimetres in diameter and weighs 6.4kg. The value of this pearl started at $60 million in 1982 and rose to $93 million by 2007. Pearl Fishing impacted Australia's history because it created money and jewellry, as well as an agreement for labour in Australian society.
Pearl Fishing
By Jess Garbett 5/6N
Before 1948, many Australians were very poor. But one day, a fisherman found a pearl oyster. The oyster was found in 1948 and it started to become more popular and started taking place around Nickol Bay, Exmouth Gulf and Broome. Western Australia has a pearling industry, which has a current value of $120 million. Australia also pearl dives, which takes place in Sydney.
Freshwater pearls have a value of $5,000-$10,000. The first pearl oyster was found in Brookes Point, Palawan, Philippines. Pearl oysters are also known as Pinctada and they are saltwater clams with a rare ranking. Pearling also takes place in the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Mannar.
"The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens."
Pearl Fishing changed the everyday lives of Australians because now Australians are richer than before pearling started and it changed how Australians thought about themselves because it made them feel wealthier and they had nicer jewellry than some others.
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