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Roebourne and Cossack

Episode: 4
Broadcast: 26th October
Presenter: Caty Price

With so much development going on in the state at the moment, it is sometimes easy to forget the long and rich history that’s left behind in our own backyard. Roebourne, North of Geraldton, is WA’s oldest surviving town.

  • Settled back in 1866, Roebourne has managed to retain a lot of its heritage, with many of its landmark 19th century buildings still standing.

  • A good place to get your bearings when you’re new in town is the visitors centre and Roebourne’s just happens to be housed in one of the town’s most significant historic buildings – the old jail complex.

  • Roebourne’s reputation for producing world class Aboriginal art keeps growing and Yinjaa-Barni Art Centre is one of the hot houses of talent here.

  • The town of Cossack used to serve as the port for Roebourne, complete with a horse drawn tramway connecting the two.