1884 Report on the Oyster Fisheries of Moreton Bay
34cm x 21.5cm. 5 pages, 2 folding maps. Side-stapled self-wrappers.
The 1884 report to the Queensland Parliament on the oyster fisheries of Moreton Bay, stretching from Caloundra in the north to Southport in the south. This report comes 10 years after the introduction of licenses for the bank and dredge collection and cultivation of oysters. The bay was divided into numerous dredge sections and portions of bank, and the report discusses activities in the various leases and opinions gleaned from interviews with locals and experienced oystermen. Includes 2 fold out maps illustrating allotments in the central, northern and southern parts of the bay.
Small closed tears to edges. Very minor foxing to maps. Very Good Condition.