City of Karratha

LOCAL GOVERNMENT HERITAGE INVENTORY 2013

A list of sites of value to the City of Karratha in an increasingly changing cultural landscape.

The City of Karratha invites people interested in local history to view our Local Government Heritage list. This is a list of sites of value to the City of Karratha in an increasingly changing cultural landscape. These sites are cultural assets and the basis for future industries in tourism and education. 

The City of Karratha Local Government Heritage list focuses on the post-contact history of the area. As such, some of the heritage places and areas included on it have an Aboriginal historical association. Whilst these places are of significance to the Ngarluma/Yindjibarndi community, there are other Aboriginal sites and places of significance in the area that are not included in the Local Government Heritage list. Further research is possible through the Register of Aboriginal Sites (The Register) maintained by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA).

From the initial English, Dutch and French explorers, to the whaling ships, early attempts at farming and pastoral activities, the pearling activities and then the resources industries our City of Karratha has a colourful history which has been recorded in this Local Government Heritage list.

 

1. An overview of the City of Karratha’s history

The themes and stories of this City of Karratha post-contact are described in Volume 1.  This Volume builds on the earlier work which was been prepared by the City of Karratha in 1996.

Click here to download Volume 1 (5mb PDF).

 

2. Detailed Heritage records

Below is the list of all heritage place records within the inventory. 

Click on the item you are interested in - for detailed descriptions of each place, including location, land ownership, heritage listings, physical description, history, archaeology, and significance.

Place Record List

LGHI ID

PLACE NAME

LOCALITY

1

Aboriginal Cemetery (2 Mile)

Roebourne

2

Aboriginal Reserve (2 Mile)

Roebourne

3

Balla Balla Landing (ruins)

Balla Balla

4

Balmoral Station Homestead Group (fmr)

Pastoral station

5

Black Hawk Bay

Gidley Island

6

Chirritta Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station

7

Convent School (fmr)

Roebourne

8

Cooya Pooya Homestead Group (fmr)

 

9

Cossack Precinct
Encompasses MHI 1996 Cossack listings, review list, additional sites and SHR listings now incorporating SHR Place Cossack Town Site Precinct. Assessed for LGHI 2013.

Cossack

10

Cossack Upper Landing

Cossack

11

Croyden Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station

12

Dalgety House (fmr)

Roebourne

13

Dampier Archipelago (including Burrup Peninsula)

Replaces MHI 1996 listing for Burrup Peninsula and includes review list item Happy Valley.

Burrup/Murujuga and Islands

14

Depuch Island

Island

15

Dolphin Island Watering Cove Graves

Island

16

Enderby Island Grave and Sedjarta Shipwreck

Island

17

Fisher's House (fmr)

Roebourne

18

Freddie Yee Palk's Bakery and Store (fmr)

Roebourne

19

Garage Workshop (fmr)

Roebourne

20

Harding Dam/Lake Poongkaliyarra

Harding Dam

21

Hearson Cove

Burrup/Murujuga

22

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Roebourne

23

Hospital, Kitchen Block & Quarters and Matron’s Quarters

Roebourne

24

Inthanoona Station Homestead Group (fmr)

Pastoral station

25

Jarman Island Lighthouse & Quarters

Island

26

Karratha Cemetery

Karratha

27

Karratha Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station

28

Lazarette, Cossack

Cossack

29

Mallina Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station

30

Malus Island Whaling Site

Island

31

Mardie Station Homestead Group and Woolsheds (fmr)

Pastoral station

32

Market Garden Site on Bampu Pool, Harding River

Other

33

Meares’ House (fmr)

Roebourne

34

Miller’s Well

Karratha

35

Mt Fisher Station Homestead Group (fmr)

Pastoral station

36

Mt Welcome Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station, Roebourne

37

Nickol Bay Hospital, Karratha

Karratha

38

Nickol Goldfield

Other

39

Old Cemetery

Roebourne

40

Old Sherlock Station Homestead Group (fmr)

Pastoral station

41

Old Stock Route Wells

Other

42

Old Woodbrook Station Homestead Group (fmr)

Pastoral station

43

Pegs Well, Karratha

Karratha

44

Point Samson Jetty (fmr)

Point Samson

45

Pyramid Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station

46

Roe’s House (ruin)

Roebourne

47

Roebourne Airport

Roebourne

48

Roebourne Police Station, Gaol & Court Precinct (fmr)

Roebourne

49

Roebourne Post Office

Roebourne

50

Roebourne Primary School & Quarters (fmr)

Roebourne

51

Roebourne Race Track (North West Jockey Club)

Roebourne

52

Rosemary Island

Island

53

Sam's Creek and Harbour

Point Samson

54

Sam's Island

Island

55

Sherlock Station Homestead Group

Pastoral station

56

City of Karratha Office, Karratha

Karratha

57

Solveig Shipwreck

Point Samson

58

Springs Station Homestead Group (fmr)

Pastoral station

59

St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Karratha

Karratha

60

St Paul’s Catholic Church, Karratha

Karratha

61

Stone Yards on Harding River, Mt Welcome Station

Other

62

Tramway Site (Roebourne to Cossack and Point Samson Rail)

Various

63

Union Bank (fmr)

Roebourne

64

Victoria Hotel

Roebourne

65

War Memorial

Roebourne

66

Watering Cove, Burrup Peninsula

Burrup/Murujuga

67

Watson & Tee Store (fmr)

Roebourne

68

We Care Life Centre (fmr)

Roebourne

69

Weerianna Gold Mine

Other

70

West Lewis Island

Island

71

Whim Creek and Mons Cupri Copper Mine

Whim Creek

72

Yaburara Heritage Trail

Karratha

73

Yannery Hills Grave

Other

 

3. Review List

Heritage protection and interpretation is an on-going process and the review this 2013 Inventory included a Review list. This is a record of places, items, ruins or buildings which have been nominated for consideration or review.

Anyone can place a nomination on the Review List for consideration.

If there is a place or some other heritage item you feel should be considered please provide as many details as possible in an email Attention to: Local History. These suggestions will be collated ready for the next Heritage review in several year’s time.