|Just two of the ones the winner gets to choose from.|
Roebourne is the oldest settlement in the west being proclaimed in 1866. Roebourne seems to me like a town that has fallen in the shadow of Karratha, but they do have some impressive old buildings. One perfect example of this is the Old Goal (Visitors Centre). I know the inmates were criminals but it is really sad as to how they were treated, especially the Aborigines. One of the distressing pieces of evidence of the treatment of Aboriginal prisoners can be seen by the iron bolts and rings on the interior walls where the native prisoners were shackled during the night. They also had to wear neck chains for the whole length of their sentence. This was not a legal requirement, they just thought it was the best way to control the Aborigine prisoners. Neck chains were never used on white prisoners. So sad...
|Roebourne Old Goal|
|Old Galbraith Store|
|Old Cossack Court House|
|Wickham Back Beach|
|I am amazed at all the works going on in this area|
|The North West Gas Shelf Project is enormous|
|These flames go continuously to burn off excess fumes when filling ships |
and when machinery is switched off for maintenance
|This location was originally reserved to be a statue of one of the local politicians |
but the local community decided they wanted Red Dog instead.
So the bronze busk was melted down and reformed into what we see today.