Pearls of the Past : Biography of Captain Frank Biddles, Master Pearler

 
9780957920705: Pearls of the Past : Biography of Captain Frank Biddles, Master Pearler
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Ferguson, Richard; Morrisey, Di (foreword)
Published by Richard Ferguson, Perth (2001)
ISBN 10: 0957920709 ISBN 13: 9780957920705
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Book Description Richard Ferguson, Perth, 2001. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. viii, 215pp,index,genealogy,appendices, bw ills. Or card covers. Rear cover creased. Captain Biddles (1851-1930) transformed 3 luggers into one of WA's most successful pearling fleets. In addition he bred horses and sheep, and ran more than 12000 head of cattle on almost 500000 acres south of Broome. He established a sugar plantation and mill in Queensland and was the first to grow sugar successfully in the Northern Territory. Here is his story, told by his grandson. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 033690

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