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

Women of Pearling

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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.

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