Award winning town of Shay Gap by Goldsworthy Mining Company.
The Port Hedland Lock Hospital was built to house Aboriginal people suspected — often wrongly — of having venereal diseases 100 years ago, after an isolated island hospital scheme was shut down. Reference: ABC News, 7 June 2019 Lock Hospital in Port Hedland placed on WA heritage register, important in ‘truth-telling’ Dr Pervan has investigated… [Continue Reading]
Where is the SS Koombana? The steamship SS Koombana was a steel-screw steamer of some 4,000 tonnes and was operated by the Adelaide Steamship Company on charter to the WA Government as a State Ship. The SS Koombana made her inaugural voyage to Port Hedland arriving on 10 April 1909 and serviced the Port Hedland… [Continue Reading]
History of Port Hedland
One of Port Hedland’s favourite pubs was the Hedland Hotel (the Heddy or the Top Pub) now known as the Ibis Styles Hotel overlooking the ocean on Sutherland Street. We are chasing information about the Heddy: The year it was built? Who built the pub? Pub attractions? Any fond memories? So far facebook page Port… [Continue Reading]