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In Search of Fish and Fortune Along Australias West Coast by Bill Leonard


Australia’s western coastline is bestowed with a rich and diverse maritime heritage. Soon after European settlement, fishing flourished into one of the first established trades as grassroots fisherfolk, pearlers and the builders of their unique watercraft took on the many challenges inherent in Australia’s western seas and rivers.

Embracing the stories and lifestyles of these pioneers and their beloved boats, In Search of Fish and Fortune features magnificent drawings of fifteen historically significant vessels, offering a unique insight into the evolution of design, craftsmanship and skills, and the development of fishing craft as an integral and fascinating facet of Australian history.

  • Published 2017
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