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Willie Creek Pearls Broome

Episode: 6
Title: Willie Creek Pearls Broome
Broadcast: 11th March 2018
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Broome is home to some incredible pearls. The Australian South Sea Pearl grows off this water like nowhere else in the world. If you want to learn a little bit more about this sustainable gem from the sea at Willie Creek Pearls in Broome.

  • Willie Creek Pearls is a modern day cultured pearl farm that opens up to tourist and showcases what it takes first hand to operate a pearl farm.
  • Tiara Lawford is a local and a tour guide at Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Tiara tells Trevor about the sustainability processes and the science behind farming pearls. Marine technicians study up to 10 years and go through a very extensive process before they are able to harvest the oysters and pearl.
  • You can also take a flight over the pearl farm which gives a great perspective on the infrastructure used as well as the beautiful landscape. You can see salt flats, fishing platforms, nets in the water and crocs.
  • In Broome you can visit Pearl Luggers you can also taste the pearl meat.
  • You can also take a walk around the museum to learn what the pearlers went through at the beginning of the industry. It is a great way to learn about the history of Broome.

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