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Southern Queensland's oyster industry

Smith, G.S. (1981) Southern Queensland's oyster industry. Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 11 (3). pp. 45-58.



The Southern Queensland oyster industry flourished from the 1870s to around 1920; it peaked soon after the turn of the century and declined from approximately 1910. The emphasis of this paper is a broad overview of these peak years. The industry was confined mostly to southern Queensland where there occurred wide inter-tidal flats along with a suitable edible oyster species — Saccostrea
(Crassostrea) commercialis. This oyster occurs from central Queensland down to the Victorian and New South Wales border and inappropriately is often called the Sydney rock oyster.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Read at a Meeting of the Society on 22 October, 1981
Keywords:Oyster culture -- Queensland -- History Oyster Fisheries Act (1866)
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Economic aspects. Finance
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Shellfish fisheries
Live Archive:01 Mar 2020 23:48
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:45

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