Women of Pearling


in Broome

CWNCD8 Statue to the forgotten women of the pearling industry in Broome, Western Australia

Women of Pearling

This 3m cast bronze statue of an Indigenous female diver clutching a pearl pays tribute to the role women played in the brutal pearling industry. The front inscriptions reads 'And precious the tear as that rain from the sky / Which turns into pearls as it falls in the sea', Thomas Moore.