Herbert Kennedy, Master Pearler.

​We are proudly 4th Generation Broome locals.  Our Great Grandfather Herbert Kennedy, aka H.K. Unsinkable came to Broome in 1905 during the peak of the Mother of Pearl Industry.  


Bert became a Pearling Master and ran a store, Kennedy and Sons. The store remains today in Napier Tce with the family name emblazoned on the roof.  


Bert's daughter Jean went on to establish the Broome Historical Museum.  For 30 years Jean and her husband Peter Haynes also ran Sun Pictures, the oldest operating picture theatre in the world.  


The family is still in pearling, with Mark Posch, our company director, managing the Paspaley Pearl farms right here in Broome, as he has done for some 30 years.   You can visit the Pearl Farms on our sister tour company, Broome Pearl Farm Tours.        https://www.broomepearlfarmtours.com/tours