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The Pearl King

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Introduction XIII# 1 A likely lad 1# 2 The call of the north 13# 3 Off west 28# 4 Tackling the Governor 40# 5 Four successful years 53# 6 A Brisbane base 65# 7 Cultivation or plunder? 78# 8 Making pearls, diving deep, another fleet 92# 9 Yachts, opals and oysters 108# 10 Around the world 122# 11 Jubilee! 134# 12 New ventures 148# 13 New home, new fleets, family and friends 160# 14 Disaster 176# 15 A quick recovery 189# 16 A white Australia 205# 17 Aru 220# 18 Sheep, oysters... 236# 19 No return to Thursday Island 250# 20 Towards a shell cartel 263# 21 War clouds 277# 22 Hard times 291# 23 'Star of the West' 301# 24 Tangalooma! 312# 25 A future for wool 323# 26 'We are like 80,000 sheep...' 334# 27 Fighting to the last 346Epilogue 361Bibliography 365Endnotes 373

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