The Abrolhos Islands Silver Chain Nursing Association today received a donation from Abrolhos Islands fishers, and the Seeing Change Project.
The donation came from sales of the publication ‘Seeing Change: A photographic story from Abrolhos fishers’, which forms part of Ms Jenny Shaw’s Ph.D. research at the Islands, with collaboration from the fishing industry’s Ms Leonie Noble, the Abrolhos Island community, the Department of Fisheries and many others.
Ms Shaw collected photographs from fishers’ and, with support from the WA Museum, mounted a moving exhibition documenting changes occurring at the Islands as a result of changed fishing conditions. Shown at WA Museum Geraldton, Albany and the Fremantle Maritime Museum, the exhibition went on to win multiple national and state awards.
Recognising the importance of this documentary evidence, the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council commissioned the Museum to morph the exhibition into the publication ‘Seeing Change: A photographic story from Abrolhos fishers’.
The publication, available for a $5 donation from the NACC office and the WA Museum – Geraldton, has proven popular across WA.
The donation to the Abrolhos Islands Silver Chain Nursing Association came from a portion of the sales and further donations to Silver Chain will follow throughout the life of the publication.
The publication tells a compelling story of social and environmental change in the Abrolhos Islands fishing community.