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Date: 1998 -
Description: Flo Marracott is a descendant of Black Louis and Black Harry Smith; two fishermen who discovered the biggest find of ambergris in Australia and made a fortune. (Ambergris is a whale secretion, used in perfume.) Black Louis was a sailing captain, and Black Harry was a former whaler. They lived at Gaggen's Point, Recherche Bay, Tasmania. Louis moved to Southport. Harry purchased the Ramsgate Pub, locked himself in and drank himself to death.
Format: Audio-visual materials
Object: audio tapes
Interview with Flo Marracott
Subjects: fishing industry; whaling; parts of whales; perfumes
People/Orgs: Smith, Louis; Smith, Harry
Places: Southport, Tasmania.
Institution: Southport Community Centre
Object number: SCC_00021
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