Sat 20 Jun 2015Sun 25 Oct 2015

9:30am5:00pm

WA Maritime Museum

Lustre: Pearling & Australia delves into the gritty 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 northern 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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Lustre Exhibition Panels

Exhibition Panels


Public lectures

Steve Arrow

Pearling in Saltwater Country

Fri 3 Jul 2015

6:00pm8:00pm

Western Australian Maritime Muse...

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

James Brown, third generation Australian Pearl Farmer

The challenges of modern pearling:...

Fri 24 Jul 2015

6:00pm7:00pm

Western Australian Maritime Muse...

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

The pearl lugger Trixen, on display at the WA Maritime Museum

The technology of pearling luggers

Fri 28 Aug 2015

6:00pm7:00pm

Western Australian Maritime Muse...

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

The crew of a pearl lugger, Broome, c.1900-20

The story of Lustre: shedding light on...

Sat 12 Sep 2015

1:00pm3:00pm

Western Australian Maritime Muse...

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Ariel and Alice in the Aru Islands (c.1909)

Pearling in the Schooner Age:...

Fri 2 Oct 2015

6:00pm7:00pm

Western Australian Maritime Muse...

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Naked diving off the NW coast in 1989

Naked diving: the early days of...

Fri 16 Oct 2015

6:00pm7:00pm

Western Australian Maritime Muse...

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia


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landscape photograph of Strickland Bay

Strickland Bay, country where Aalingoong (rainbow serpent) shed his scales as pearlshell

Sarah Yu

Getting Here

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

Address

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone
1300 134 081

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 24. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.

Accessibility
Comprehensive accessibility information about the WA Maritime Museum can be found on the Access WA website.