Lustre: Pearling and Australia Exhibition

Townsville City, Townsville Area

2 September 2017 – 28 January 2018 - 

Indicative Rate * AU$8.80 to AU$38.00

From a 2,000-year-old natural pearl found in a Kimberley rock shelter to modern lustrous pearl jewellery, the exhibition Lustre: Pearling and Australia traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

The exhibition delves into the gritty human story of pearling, weaving together intersecting strands of Aboriginal, Asian and European histories to reveal insights into one of Australia’s oldest industries.

Discover the intriguing stories behind northern Australia's unique pearling tradition. Immerse yourself in the qualities of the shell itself, its evolution and habitat, and the people who have collected and harvested these treasures from Saltwater Country.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland also unravels the layers of pearling in the Torres Strait from a time before Europeans through to the golden age of luggers and beyond.

Event Dates

This event occurs once only on:
2 September 2017 – 28 January 2018

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $15.00 - $15.00 General admission ticket price. Local admission discounts apply with proof of photo identification.
Child $8.80 - $8.80 General admission ticket price. Applies to children aged 3 to 16 years of age. Children under 3 are free.
Concession $11.00 - $11.00 General admission ticket price. Local admission discounts apply with proof of photo identification.
Family $38.00 - $38.00 General admission ticket price. A family is two adults and up to three children. Local admission discounts apply with proof of photo identification.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Shop

Event Venues


Museum of Tropical Queensland
Address:
70-102 Flinders Street
Townsville City
Queensland, Australia 4810

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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