Now almost faded from memory the pearl-shelling industry was an extremely colourful, but often tragic, facet of Australian history.Using the old copper helmet and canvas suit, pearl diving was one of Australias most dangerous occupations.This DVD interviews men who worked in the industry in the 1950's recounting their lives sailing the old pearling luggers, diving to great depths, risking the 'bends' and nitrogen narcosis in the pusuit of riches. DVD running time 110 mins. PAL format.

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SKU S625