Toni Massey is the recipient of the 2017 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship.

Toni Massey is the recipient of the 2017 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Fellowship for her project Diving into the history of Queensland’s pearl-shelling industry. As a commercial diver and marine archaeologist herself, Toni’s project will examine how Queensland pearl divers pioneered the pearl shelling industry and in doing so, contributed to Queensland’s economic development.

Read Toni’s first research blog and view the photographic showcase around the early history of pearl shelling in Queensland.

Captain W. F. Porter and Arthur Outridge on the deck of the ship Crest of the Wave 1899

Captain W. F. Porter and Arthur Outridge on the deck of the ship Crest of the Wave 1899. Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.