Broome was built on the pearl industry. Streeter’s Jetty was an important part of this industry.
Now it is a great pier to walk and admire Roebuck Bay.
At the end of Streeter’s Jetty we see Roebuck Bay.
Wandering through town, we discover this shady area and inviting table. It is time for a snack.
After a refreshing beverage, we found these statues and memorial to the Hard Hat Divers of the pearl industry. Statue is great, but dark in this photo.
Diving for pearls is a difficult and dangerous job.
Broome is a rather small town, and popular tourist destination, so traffic can be a problem, especially for the residents. We thought this sign was rather clever, putting the drivers first.
A few blocks further, we liked this statue honoring the women who took care of the homes and children while waiting for the pearl divers to return.
Again, mom is fascinated by the beautiful birds seen here.
Broome, like so many towns in Australia, remembers and honors their veterans. We liked Bedford Memorial Park.
This monument honors those lost during the first air raid on Broome during World War II.
This raid killed many women and children civilians, mostly refugees from the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. After this air raid, the city of Broome was evacuated. Continuing along the coast, we stopped at this small museum.
Wow! A time capsule, once opened, had been changed and resealed December, 2000. It will be reopened November 32, 2033.
It will a reminder of how many things have changed during those 33 years. We would love to be there to see the contents in 2033. Broome is a very nice town with friendly people. We ate terrific homemade ice cream. We even met owners of a souvenir shop that had recently visited Colorado. We like Broome and would be happy to return here. You would like it also, we think.