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Roebuck Plains Station (Site)

Author

Shire of Broome

Place Number

16873
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Location

Roebuck Plains Station Roebuck Plains

Location Details

Local Government

Broome

Region

Kimberley

Construction Date

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Aug 2014 Grading C

Grading C

A place (including a site with no built remains) of some cultural heritage significance to Shire of Broome. No constraints. Recommend: Encourage retention of the place, or where there are ruins, archaeological findings or no built remains: Interpret the place.

Statement of Significance

Roebuck Plains Station is significant for associations with Streeter and Co, supply of meat to Broome, and with the Aboriginal workforce and subsequent local Aboriginal ownership.

History

When Streeter and Company established their pearling operations in Broome, they acquired the Roebuck Plains Station to supply the town with meat, and set up a butcher shop to process it. The animals were slaughtered on the outskirts of Broome town. The meat was reported as being tough but very cheap. The station ran cattle and sheep under a resident manager and, like many station properties in the Kimberleys, employed a large Aboriginal workforce. All existing buildings have been constructed since 1970. In May 1999, the Indigenous Land Corporation, a Commonwealth Government Statutory Authority acquired ownership of Roebuck Plains Station.

References

Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Broome Advertiser
OH246 R Morgan;"Oral History" Battye Library
Val Burton;"General History of Broome". Broome Historical Society

Place Type

Historic site

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying

Creation Date

16 Jun 2004

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Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

Disclaimer

This information is provided voluntarily as a public service. The information provided is made available in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. However, the information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters discussed herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.