Zeb and Eider Explore Broome, Western Australia

Broome was built on the pearl industry.    Streeter’s Jetty was an important part of this industry.

Streeter's Jetty

Streeter’s Jetty

Now it is a great pier to walk and admire Roebuck Bay.

We are going to explore Streeter's Jetty

We are going to explore Streeter’s Jetty

At the end of Streeter’s Jetty we see Roebuck Bay.

Out to Roebuck Bay

Out to Roebuck Bay

Wandering through town, we discover this shady area and inviting table.   It is time for a snack.

Beverages??

Beverages??

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.

Hard hat pearl diver

Hard hat pearl diver

Diving for pearls is a difficult and dangerous job.

Honoring and remembering pearl divers

Honoring and remembering pearl divers

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.

Vehicles have right of way here

Vehicles have right of way here

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.

Pearl industry honors women

Pearl industry honors women

Again, mom is fascinated by the beautiful birds seen here.

Love the beautiful birds

Love the beautiful birds

Broome, like so many towns in Australia, remembers and honors their veterans.   We liked Bedford Memorial Park.

Bedford Memorial Park

Bedford Memorial Park

This monument honors those lost during the first air raid on Broome during World War II.

Remembering Broome's first air raid of World War II

Remembering Broome’s first air raid of 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.

Broome Museum

Broome Historical Museum

Wow!  A time capsule, once opened, had been changed and resealed December, 2000.   It will be reopened November 32, 2033.

Broome Time Capsule

Broome Time Capsule

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.

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