Picture the bustle of the Roebuck Bay foreshore, where a forest of luggers dominated the landscape, children played off the jetties and amonnormal the mangroves, and Asian, Aboriginal and European workers mingled in the work sheds and diver’s quarters.Set in the heart of Yawuru country, Walking Jetty to Jetty: Stories of Broome presents the multi-layered cultural history of Broome and its people during the pearling era.
The book brings to light the legacy of pearling and the foundations of Broome’s multicultural community, providing a taste of the romance, adversity and comradery that defined Broome’s pearling hey day.
Walking Jetty to Jetty: Stories of Broome supports the self-guided walking tour and audio app of the Jetty to Jetty Trail, which extends from the historic Streeter’s Jetty through Broome’s Chinatown, over Kennedy Hill, and along the Roebuck Bay foreshore to the site of Old Jetty at Town Beach.
The book provides information about the trail’s thirteen cultural and historic sites, introduces the many storytellers who have contributed to the audio app, and presents the magic and grit of Broome’s pearling past.
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