[Pearl Luggers “Olive” And “Zanoni”, Cape Melville, Queensland]
[Pearl Luggers “Olive” And “Zanoni”, Cape Melville, Queensland]
[Pearl Luggers “Olive” And “Zanoni”, Cape Melville, Queensland]
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[Pearl Luggers “Olive” And “Zanoni”, Cape Melville, Queensland]

1899. Three printing-out paper photographs, one image annotated “wreck of lugger at Cape Melville” in pencil verso, 10.7 x 15cm (approx. each). Minor developing flaws and chips to edges.

Two images show men packing pearl shells on the schooner Olive. The other image shows the wreck of the Zanoni schooner off Cape Melville, as a result of the tropical cyclone Mahina, which hit Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula in March 1899, killing around 300 people in what was likely “the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.” Ref: The pearling disaster, 1899: a memorial, pp6, 62; Wiki.

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Item #CL195-26

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  Other currencies

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