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Pearl dredge


Metal pole with nets attached

Historical information

Pearl dredges were dragged behind boats to harvest pearl shells. A number of dredges could be used at one time on a boat, while it was under sail. The dredges would be hauled in and the shell was taken to shore for processing.



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Contextual Information

Cossack was the centre for pearling in the North West of Western Australia until it moved to Broome in the 1890s.

pearl dredge, pearl net, pearling
City of Karratha Local History Archives

City of Karratha Local History Archives

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