Boodarrie Station Homestead


Town of Port Hedland

Place Number



15 km SW of Pt Hedland, 10 km W of Gt N Hwy Port Hedland

Location Details

Other Name(s)


Local Government

Port Hedland



Construction Date

Constructed from 1910, Constructed from 1880

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 31 Dec 1996 Category 2
Register of the National Estate Nominated 02 Mar 1984
Classified by the National Trust Classified 05 Dec 1983
Register of the National Estate Indicative Place

Statement of Significance

Boodarie Station is significant for the associations with the early pastoral development and shipping of the wool directly by sea in the Pilbara, the Hardie family, and 1892 telegraph office.

Physical Description

Homestead group of single storey buildings. Adjacent stone homesteads with expansive hipped roof at break pitch over surrounding verandahs. Pastoral


Two landings, one natural and one man made, exist on the station, initially, 1880, used to load wool onto ships at Boodarie landing. The telegraph line from Roebourne to Derby was opened at Boodarie Station in 1892 and operated until 1897, it was moved to the Causeway. Fred Arunder and Charlie Upton took up the Boodarie lease c.1880. A Homestead was known to exit in 1880, but a more substantial dwelling was constructed in c.1910. The Hardie family have been associated with the place since 1901. Following the 1903 subdivision of the property, Boodarie Station was reduced from 242,800 hectares to 74,000 hectares. Other stations were formed on the subdivided land: Pippingarra, Indee and Wallareenya. The station is a cattle station with livestock sent to Malaysia and Indonesia. Currently leased out by the owners, BHP.


Integrity: Moderate to high degree Authenticity: High degree Changes to place: Numerous, to facilitate ongoing use, and changes: sheep to cattle.




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
A Bloeman & T Parker; "Hedland Voices: a visual and oral record celebrating the first hundred years of the Town of Port Hedland 1896-1996". Town of Port Hedland/Port Hedland Historical Society 1997

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use OTHER Other
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Homestead
Original Use FARMING\PASTORAL Blacksmith's Shop

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Sandstone, other

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying

Creation Date

31 Jul 1995

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Last Update

19 Jun 2019


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