1889 Report on the Oyster Fisheries of Moreton Bay

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    First Edition.

    34cm x 21.5cm. 5 pages. Self-wrappers.

    The 1889 report to the Queensland Parliament on the oyster fisheries of Moreton Bay, stretching from Laguna Bay in the north to Point Danger in the south together with a report on oysters in Maryborough with tables of licenses and returns. The 1889 report came 3 years after The Oyster Act of 1886 which outlined transferrable leases for the bank and dredge collection and cultivation of oysters in Moreton Bay and attempted to make the industry more sustainable by introducing measures to stop the naked exploitation and then abandonment which earlier leases suffered from by less forward thinking license holders. The bay was divided into numerous dredge sections and portions of bank, and now having been in place since the Oyster Act of 1874 and with Fison settled into his role he largely reports on various developments related to the leases.

    Minor foxing and wear. The plate with the crustacea and clam is loose and has a single misfold. The Maryborough region map has torn at the staples and is loose. Very Good Condition.