Botany Bay is dredged

Botany Bay is dredged and shells began to appear on local beaches near La Perouse. Mavis Longbottom explained “the beach always meant a lot to us.. we would pick up shells for our shellwork”.

Lola Ryan and Mavis Longbottom have shellwork displayed at the Powerhouse Museum.

  • Esme Timbery - shell artist, National Gallery collection
  • Shell art by Esme Timbery and Marilyn Russell