Lustre: Pearling and Australia

Exhibition and Shows

5 Feb 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

Lustre: Pearling & Australia delves into the human story of pearling, weaving together intersecting strands of Aboriginal, Asian and European histories to reveal insights into one of Australia’s oldest industries.

Discover the intriguing stories behind Australia’s unique pearling tradition. Immerse yourself in the qualities of the shell itself, its evolution and habitat, and the people who have collected and harvested these treasures from Saltwater Country.


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Event Times

5 Feb 2019 to 28 Apr 2019

Once Only Event


South Australian Maritime Museum

126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, 5015

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