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T397: Roebourne

Wikidata logo. Wikidata item Q941071: Roebournetown in Pilbara region of Western Australia
Commons category
  • Roebourne, Western Australia
coordinate location
  • 117.15°, -20.7667°
country
  • Australia
located in the administrative territorial entity
  • Western Australia
  • City of Karratha
instance of
  • town
postal code
  • 6718
elevation above sea level
  • +11
population
  • +981
male population
  • +564
female population
  • +419
image
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named after
  • John Septimus Roe

Authority Control:
— Freebase ID: /m/052pck — GeoNames ID: 2062276 — Australian Statistical Geography 2011 ID: UCL521051 SSC50683 ILOC50600504 — Australian Statistical Geography 2016 ID: SSC51294 — Library of Congress authority ID: n88238464 — Who's on First ID: 101941315 — inHerit Place Number: 25271 — VIAF ID: 123265465 — OpenStreetMap relation ID: 11690034


  1. By ABC Pilbara (Susan Standen and Laura Birch).

    The historic Holy Trinity Church in Roebourne — transformed last year after decades of neglect — turned 125 this week, with more than 50 people attending celebrations to mark the milestone.

    Some travelled more than 1,600 kilometres to celebrate the anniversary of the church, which is the oldest in north-west WA.

    Past Reverend of Wickham Richard Goskem said the historic building was almost lost in 2013 during Cyclone Christine.

    "The roof was removed, the porch was demolished," Mr Goskem said.

    "The salt leaching out of the mortar had rusted all the stained glass windows."

    He said the community knew that if it wanted to see the historic building be part of the present it "had to get busy".

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