who was James Price

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 at 14:21

outback epicurean

For all you people who travel and read about the O/B, who is James Price of the region north of Broome called after? What was his claim to fame if any?

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AnswerID: 374633   Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 at 14:55

Cruiser . replied:

outback epicurean,

See Biographical Memoirs of James Robert Price, 1912-1999

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Cruiser
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FollowupID: 641882   Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 at 17:24

Member - GeeTee (NT) posted:

Intgeresting read, but I don,t think it had much to do with name of the point north of Broome. See next post.
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AnswerID: 374646   Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 at 17:00

equinox replied:

Hello,

James Price was Minister for Works in Western Australia. He died in 1910.

Main Details:
Name JAMES PRICE POINT
Feature Class PT
Name Type Approved Name (C)
Feature Number 100017461
Name Id 17461
Location Details:
BROOME, SHIRE OF (980) NO LOCATION, LOCB (0)
Map References:
SE 51 06 17 29 19 S 122 08 29 E 408834 mE 8066186 mN 51 -17.4886 S 122.1412 E Y
3363 3 17 29 19 S 122 08 29 E 408834 mE 8066186 mN 51 -17.4886 S 122.1412 E N
Origins and History:
Admiralty Chart 1048 (1922 Edition).
Appeared on the above chart of Buccaneer Archipelago to Bedout Island.
Presumably named by either Commander Moore, Captain Pasco (1910) or Lt
Commander Reyne (1914), between 1884 and 1914.
Locally known as 'Prices Point'.
James Price, who was Minister for Works in Western Australia, died in May 1910.

This information, extracted from Geonoma, was provided to me upon my request to Landgate.

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Alan



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