Fitzroy Crossing - WA

 

Position

DEG: -18.197769 125.56736
DMS: 18º 11' 51.97" S 125º 34' 2.5" E
UTM: 51 K 7986033mN 771557mE
Altitude: 117.61m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

850.48kms SouthWest of Darwin - Driving 1475 km (16 hours 24 mins)

Address & Contact

1-9 Forrest Rd
Fitzroy Crossing WA 6765
Phone: N/A
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Information

Fitzroy Crossing. Is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 400 km east of Broome and 300 km west of Halls Creek. It is approximately 2524 km from the state capital of Perth.

The town was gazetted in 1975, but had been shown on maps as early as 1903. It is 114 m above sea level and is surrounded by the vast floodplains of the Fitzroy River. The current population in 2006 of the Fitzroy Crossing area is approximately 1500 people, about 60% of whom are Indigenous Australians. Cattle stations are the main economic occupation.

Fitzroy Crossing was a creation of necessity; early settlers to the Kimberley needed a place to ford the mighty Fitzroy River. The old crossing was the shortest and safest route. Focus shifted from the original townsite of Fitzroy Crossing when a modern stilted bridge was built downstream in 1974.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Fitzroy Crossing Aero
Distance from Fitzroy Crossing 1.91km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.736.536.436.533.030.130.733.337.239.840.739.1
Mean Min. °C25.224.723.920.715.612.512.113.718.722.825.425.7
Mean Rain mm165.9173.8127.833.311.39.76.71.20.418.530.1122.6

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