Pick This Place

Submitted: Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 09:36
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Good Morning All

Where is this pic taken & what is the name of the lookout it was taken from ?

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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 12:18

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 12:18
Francis Peron National Park. Skipjack Point?
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Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 13:04

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 13:04
Correct Rowdy,

Yep ! View from Skipjack Point looking towards Cape Peron. Francois Peron NP. Shark Bay Region WA.

Congrats.

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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 15:08

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 15:08
Can anybody pick this place. Drought 2007 and as hot as Hades.




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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 15:39

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 15:39
Mt Gould Police Stn & Lockup.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 16:20

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 at 16:20
You have it Duncan.





For people who are heading towards Mt Augustus along the Carnarvon-Meekatharra Road, a place of interest to look out for is the old Mount Gould Police Station.
The original police station in the area was on Berringarra Pastoral Station but the owner at the time claimed the position of the station was interfering with the operations of the pastoral station. He offered to build a new police station at Mount Gould and building of the new station commenced in 1887 and opened November 26, 1888.
Police were required to carry out vigorous action against native depredation on the upper Gascoyne River, mainly the spearing of cattle.
The first police officer was a Constable SMITH who arrived at his new station which was made of stone and wood with an iron roof. It had a verandah on three sides with four doors. The lockup was also made of stone and wood with an iron roof and consisted of one cell. There was a separate kitchen.
One officer who worked at Mount Gould, was Harry ORD, who later as Sub Inspector ORD located the bodies of the missing members of the ill-fated Calvert Expedition 1896-97, 40km away from Joanna Spring.
Mount Gould Police Station was closed November 12, 1902.

A couple of hundred metres from the rear of the police station is an old grave.
Phil CONNORS died on or about September 3, 1913 aged between 50 and 60 years. Phil was sent out from Berringarra to cook and look after the garden. The day after Phil’s arrival, the overseer left with his plant to muster and “old Phil” was left in charge to look after three cattle pups.
After four days, one of the station hands returned to collect more rations. He found a couple of travellers camped at the station and they stated that they had not seen the cook. During a search of the area one of the cattle pups was seen floating at the bottom of the well, which was in the creek. When the station hand climbed down the well to retrieve the pup he found the body of “old Phil” at the bottom.
The old chap’s body was eventually pulled out, and he was buried on the bank of the creek, just past the old stockyard, another lonely grave.
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