History buff's help !

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:16
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Hi,

I am doing some research into some old photo's taken by my Father in Law.

They were taken in 1933-4 ? on board the "Silver Gull" on a voyage from Fremantle to the North West of WA.

Some of the pictures I have identified but there are a few that are a mystery.

Can someone shed some light on these photo's?

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Looking forward to some answers!

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Reply By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:58

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 00:58
Gidday GeeTee, I think the first one is Broome WA probably taken from the water tower in this photo.
I like these old photos of the North West and using this forum to ID old photos, I posted a couple last year of my Dads slides of our 1961/62 trip around Aust and was able to ID them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 02:56

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 02:56
The island ones may be in the Buccaneer Archipeligo, possibly Koolan Island. The almost vertical rock cliffs look a lot like near the mine there, and the large hill may be the one in PhotoImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 08:59

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 08:59
You might be on the money there with Broome! Looks like a very similar shot.

Could be Koolan Island also in the other shot.

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:05

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 13:05
Morning Gee Tee,
It's been 37 years since I was there, but yes I would say Koolan Is, or possibly Cockatoo Is. The third shot looks very much like the town beach at Cockatoo Is. Both islands are close together and are basicly two lumps of near pure iron ore sticking out of the ocean. Very pretty area of the northwest.

Noel K.
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Follow Up By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 16:08

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 16:08
Hi Noel,

A Google search on Cockatoo Isl doesn't give me any more info. I think you are in the general area og both islands.

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 17:07

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 17:07
Hi Gee Tee,
Town beach Cockatoo Island 16 05'22.45"S 123 35'45.72E

Had my 21st birthday here on Koolan Is 16 08'55.31"S 123 46'55.88"E

Been to worse places...Lol.

Noel K.
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Follow Up By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 17:33

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 17:33
Hi Noel,

I plugged your co ordinates for Koolan Island into Google Earth and it looks like the beach in pic 3 alright ! !

Well done !
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 22:16

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 22:16
Hello Noel, where was the town on Koolan, I read that all the buildings were removed and extensive rehabilitation of vegetation was done after the mine closed. Google earth still shows the airstrip which I understand was also part of the golf course.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Follow Up By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:21

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 12:21
Morning Rob Mac,
The township was approx here, 16 07'35.98"S 123 44'50.68"E. Now Rob Mac, it was 37 years ago and there is good chance I'm wrong, but I don't think I'm too far out.
I was a young carpenter then and went up to Cockatoo Is to repair the damage done by a cyclone. We then went to Koolan Is to upgrade the existing housing to a cyclone code. We built a reinforced house inside the existing houses.
We also had the contract to build the new mess and kitchen. The company I worked for (and did my time with) was Geraldton Building Company (GBC).
Cockatoo Is had the longest golf fairway in the world at that time, straight down the air strip, and the pin was near the edge of a cliff.

Noel K.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 22:26

Sunday, Jan 10, 2010 at 22:26
Hi Noel, thanks for that. I remember my Grandma from Wyndham telling me about going to Cockatoo or Koolan to play golf in the late 70's early 80's for a comp that used to go around the towns of the Kimberley and flying in on a Twin Otter and having the heck scared out of her by the steep descent and take off's. I remember the GBC, I think they came to Tom Price when I was working there 82 to 88.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: Member - Seamusgerry - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:27

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 15:27
The last one is Raft Point. Beautiful spot with the sun going down. Some aboriginal art up there in some overhangs and when the tide is on the runout, crocs moving up and down the shoreline getting mouthfuls of fish.
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Follow Up By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 16:03

Saturday, Jan 09, 2010 at 16:03
Hi Seamusgerry,

Once again on the money ! I did a google search on Raft Point and came up with almost the same shot ! !

Thanks for the clue.
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