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Interview with Flo Marracott

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Poulson, Bruce

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 industrywhalingparts of whalesperfumes

People/Orgs: Smith, LouisSmith, Harry

Places: Southport, Tasmania.

Institution: Southport Community Centre

Object number: SCC_00021

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