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You really only made it because you needed the money: Aboriginal Women and Shellwork Production, 1870s to 1970s

Nugent, Maria


For almost 150 years, Aboriginal women around Sydney have engaged in an informal cash economy by making and selling small shell-decorated objects. The longevity of the practice, which spans the period from the 1870s to the present, provides a rare opportu

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Labour History: a Journal of Labour and social history
DOI: 10.5263/labourhistory.101.0071


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