Alison Brown shares incredible memories of early days of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm
Written on the 19 July 2017
Living in a small beach hut with walls cladded in bark from local paper bark trees, no tv, telephone or mail service, and electricity for only a few hours per day, Alison Brown fought bush fires by hand, stood firm in the path of cyclones and reminisces about the 'glamorous' days of being a pearler.
Bruce and his brother Lyndon Brown greeted Alison and her girlfriend off the fligtht to Broome, where they piled into a Ford truck and headed off on the long drive to Cygnet Bay along the dusty pindan road. Alison recalls vividly her first impressions.
"We arrived at the pearl farm camp after dark and driving in the dirt track lined with paper bark trees I remember seeing the twinkling of candle ligths from the bark huts and the glow of small campfires down the beach."
Read more about Alison's story in the Australian Pearl Magazine, available for online order from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm or purchase in their Dampier Terrace boutique.
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