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Abrolhos Islands Conversations

by Alison Wright with illustrations by Larry Mitchell with photography by Victor France

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Illustrator
Larry Mitchell
Photographer
Victor France
About the Book

Seventy kilometres off Australia’s west coast lie a series of barren-looking atolls called the Abrolhos Islands. The seasonal inhabitants of these islands came from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and, like many isolated communities, have developed close links. Working together as a community they have built schools, halls, churches and lifelong friendships. Working together in the crayfishing industry they have faced hardships and tragedy. Yet, when they step onto their boats to go crayfishing, as one fisherman put it, ‘it’s a dog-cat-dog’, and a spirit of intense competition reigns. In a series of interviews, portraits and drawings, Abrolhos Islands Conversations charts the changes, the characters, the laughter, the pain, and the tall tales of the Islands through the eyes of the fishermen and their families. From the times when freshwater was brought over in forty-four gallon drums tasting of fuel, to the mod cons of today, from boom days to lean times, this superbly illustrated book provides a fascinating insight into the characters and traditions of the Abrolhos Islands.

Categories
Award Winning, Sport, Travel, Entertainment, Art & Photography, Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Publication Year
1998
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Winner, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 2000

ISBN11
1 86368 261 9
ISBN13
9 781863 682619
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
Large Format Illustrated
Pages
216
Height x Width mm
181 x 241
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