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Japanese Pearl Divers
A pearl is a valuable gem formed in a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusc.
The bends is a painful condition which can occur in divers when they come to the surface too quickly.
SOURCE 1: CIA Factbook: Japan
Learn about Japan's location, population, culture and more.
SOURCE 2: Pearling
This is a West Australian Government site which details the history of the Pearling industry in West Australia.
SOURCE 3: Japanese Pearlers
"A stone obelisk commemorates the Japanese pearlers who were drowned in a cyclone."
SOURCE 4: June - Broome Pearls
"Western Australia's sixth heritage icon recognises the contribution the pearling industry has made to both the social and economic fabric of our society."
SOURCE 5: Through the Centre
"Broome’s pearling industry has lead to its multicultural makeup, as seen in this clip with Japanese pearl luggers and a thriving Chinatown in the city centre."
A cameleer is someone who rides or controls a camel.
A mosque is a Muslim place of worship.
SOURCE 3: Cameleers
"The first Muslims to settle in Australia for any length of time arrived in the 19th century to tend the camel trains that helped open the continent's vast interior."
SOURCE 4: Exhibition recognises cameleer's place in history
"Muslim cameleers - known as Afghans in Australia - were instrumental in establishing communication and supply links between Australian coastal and inland towns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."
SOURCE 5: Australia's Afghan Cameleers
Thousands of Afghani and Pakistani cameleers played an important role in shaping the Australian outback.