This is a little something that is part of a life story I am writing. The year was 1969 around June when we arrived in the Pilbara of WA. Just out of Port Hedland there is an oasis of a caravan park; fuel bowsers and a shop, this was known as Dixon’s which is beside… [Continue Reading]
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