Last of Queensland's Pearl Farmers

Pearler of a job draws to close for the last of Queensland's pearl farmers.

Fishing for Pearls in the Torres Straits Australia

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J.m. Ashton

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IT is an aphrodisiac worth up to $400 a kilogram - the price for a tiny sliver of meat in the pearl shell.

But the last of Queensland's Japanese pearl farmers believes his trade in the prized delicacy, and the occasional pearl within it, is a dying one.

For 40 years, f

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