Oyster Culture in the Estuary Worlds of Southern Queensland


Frawley’s essay explores oyster populations and technologies in southern Queensland in the late nineteenth century. As cities and towns grew and demand for oysters increased, the depletion of this important keystone species resulted in significant damage to the environment. To sustain diminishing populations, oyster catchers became oyster farmers instead, drawing on existing oyster culture technologies and developing new methods to create new oyster ecologies. This essay delves into those technologies and their effects on the estuary life of southern Queensland.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/7904