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The Pearl Lugger Heritage Fleet is hoping to launch in early 2019 and needs your help to complete lugger TRITON. Check out this fun little video to get you excited.
A short video of the last moments of the historic pearling Lugger GRAFTON whose wreck was removed from Port Douglas.
One of our sunset cruises aboard Broome pearl lugger FALLA whilst ours luggers were being restored. Sign up above for latest offers and events so you can be notified when we are ready to launch.
From its early days, Indigenous Australians have been crucial to Broome's long and industrious pearling industry. The Nero siblings from Walminyaru remember a lively, exciting and diverse Broome and say the town's pearling legacy lives on -- a legacy they hope will be treasured
Made by The National Film Board 1949. Directed by Lee Robinson. Beautifully filmed in black and white, this classic short film looks at pearling in the late 1940s. Crewed mainly by Aboriginal, Malay and Chinese men, they work six days a week from sun up to sun down—replenished occasionally by supply boats that also take away their hauls of pearl shell.