Broome's Japanese community: Its history and legacy
Faculty of Regional Professional Studies
School of Regional Professional Studies
Dating from the period of colonial settlement of Western Australia, that relationship had been one of friendship and partnership, interrupted periodically and briefly by outside forces. From Japanese involvement in the pearling industry in Broome in the nineteenth-century to its contribution to iron ore and liquid gas mining in the early twenty-first, Japan's influence on the West Australian economy has been significant. But the partnership is evident in many other ways, as contributors to this volume make clear: in cultural exchange, through education, in sister city agreements and global environment, in the increased movement of people between Western Australia and Japan. This important book celebrates the relations between Western Australia and Japan in all their diversity.