Pearling Lugger Antonia
A non-profit initiative of Blackbird International and Natural Partners Australia, Saving Torres Strait Pearls involves a number of initiatives designed to preserve, restore and return very important parts of Australia’s history. These are:
Restoring the historic pearling lugger ANTONIA A99 for return to the Torres Straits and Queensland waters
Establishing a new pearling lugger website to record and research the former pearling days, record lugger information and provide historical information.
Production of documentaries and resources for education and tourism purposes of the Torres Straits, South Sea Islander involvement, Blackbirding, Aboriginal history, early settlers, maritime history, environment and culture
- Producing a CD and DVD of the music and songs written by Torres Strait Islanders about pearling lugger ANTONIA