The true story of a fatal experiment. In 1912 Broome was as much Asian as Australian. The town thrived on the hugely profitable, and extremely dangerous peral-shell indstury. Racial tensions simmered uneasily between whites, Asian and Aborigines. In that year, twelve British Roayl Navy-trained divers and their tenders were sent to Broome to take part in the White Experiment. Their task was to master the perilous art of pearl-shell diving. The White Divers of Broome tells the extraodinary, true sotry of this experiment and its fatal aftermath.
Paperback, 320 Pages
Author - John Bailey