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Collecting Cockles
Title : Collecting Cockles Collecting Cockles
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Source : B 50638
Date of creation : ca. 1900
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Three children collecting cockles from a beach.

The children may be collecting these to use as bait for fishing or to supplement the family's diet.

Cockle gathering was once a popular summer beach activity in localities around the world. At the commercial level, many countries are now considering, or have already introduced, quotas to maintain the sustainability of the cockle stocks.

Coverage year : 1900
Place : South Australia
Further reading :

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood, compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.], Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

Huntsman, Leone. Sand in our souls: the beach in Australian history, Carlton South, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 2001

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